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Undersökning av verksamheten vid en diabetesfotmottagning utifrån patientens perspektiv : en jämförelse mellan svenska och utlandsfödda patienter

Lindgren, Åse (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of the study was to evaluate care given at a diabetes foot clinic from the patient's perspective. A comparison between Swedish- and foreign-born patients with severe diabetic foot ulcers/problems concerning their experiences of the content and organisation of health care was made. A qualitative, descriptive study design was chosen and a consecutive sampling procedure was used. Fifteen Swedish- and 15 foreign-born men were interviewed, individually or in focus-groups by external evaluators. Respondents were satisfied with the staff’s high medical competence, professional treatment, support, general advice, communication and accessibility to the clinic. However, many desired more appointments in order to prevent foot ulcers. For the... (More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate care given at a diabetes foot clinic from the patient's perspective. A comparison between Swedish- and foreign-born patients with severe diabetic foot ulcers/problems concerning their experiences of the content and organisation of health care was made. A qualitative, descriptive study design was chosen and a consecutive sampling procedure was used. Fifteen Swedish- and 15 foreign-born men were interviewed, individually or in focus-groups by external evaluators. Respondents were satisfied with the staff’s high medical competence, professional treatment, support, general advice, communication and accessibility to the clinic. However, many desired more appointments in order to prevent foot ulcers. For the foreign-born the accessibility was lower due to language difficulties and problems to get an interpreter in urgent situations. Few foreign-born men claimed they had got information from the diabetic foot clinic regarding daily foot-care in contrast to most of the Swedes. Wound healing in relation to metabolic control, diet and exercises had not been discussed. Knowledge of wound healing varied among foreign-born men. The health-care chain was perceived as well functioning with the exception of that many respondents felt anxiety concerning limited knowledge about management of diabetes mellitus and foot ulcers among health care staff in primary health care. (Less)
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author
Lindgren, Åse
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358829
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The aim of the study was to evaluate care given at a diabetes foot clinic from the patient's perspective. A comparison between Swedish- and foreign-born patients with severe diabetic foot ulcers/problems concerning their experiences of the content and organisation of health care was made. A qualitative, descriptive study design was chosen and a consecutive sampling procedure was used. Fifteen Swedish- and 15 foreign-born men were interviewed, individually or in focus-groups by external evaluators. Respondents were satisfied with the staff’s high medical competence, professional treatment, support, general advice, communication and accessibility to the clinic. However, many desired more appointments in order to prevent foot ulcers. For the foreign-born the accessibility was lower due to language difficulties and problems to get an interpreter in urgent situations. Few foreign-born men claimed they had got information from the diabetic foot clinic regarding daily foot-care in contrast to most of the Swedes. Wound healing in relation to metabolic control, diet and exercises had not been discussed. Knowledge of wound healing varied among foreign-born men. The health-care chain was perceived as well functioning with the exception of that many respondents felt anxiety concerning limited knowledge about management of diabetes mellitus and foot ulcers among health care staff in primary health care.},
  author       = {Lindgren, Åse},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Undersökning av verksamheten vid en diabetesfotmottagning utifrån patientens perspektiv : en jämförelse mellan svenska och utlandsfödda patienter},
  year         = {2003},
}