Journal Article Self-Care among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes M ellitus and Nursing Care in Sri Lanka:Review of Literature

Pathiranage, A.M.S. Deepanie  ,  Mori, Yoshie  ,  De Silva, Shamya

66 ( 1 )  , pp.15 - 22 , 2016-02-01 , 北関東医学会
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic condition with long term psychological and behaviouralimplications. Self-care is the cornerstone to adapt into this condition. Sociocultural appropriate self-care practicesare vital aspects in nursing care. The article reviews literature on self-care among adolescents with T1DMconsidering sociocultural context and to discuss existing nursing care and its current issues within the Sri Lankancontext. A systematic literature survey was conducted to review empirical studies from 2000 to 2014. Electronicdatabases PubMed and CINAHL were utilized. Personal interviews and relevant websites were accessed to exploreexisting nursing care and its current issues in Sri Lanka. PubMed displayed 1,065 articles for the key words‘nursing’and ‘Type 1 diabetes’while CINAHL displayed 31 articles for the same.‘Perceptions’,‘associated characteristics’,‘school behaviour’and ‘family behaviour’were identified as main categories in the literature. The nursing orientedarticles relevant to self-care’, ‘sociocultural’, ‘Sri Lanka’and ‘Type 1 diabetes’were insufficient in number.Scientific studies pertaining to the field need to optimized. The unavailability of specialized nurse educators forchildhood diabetes is a noticeable issue. The implementation of effective nursing interventions considering SriLankan sociocultural context is recommended.

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