Application of Health Belief Model in Nursing
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Diabetes mellitus is a disease characterized by a chronically elevated blood glucose concentration, often accompanied by other clinical and biochemical abnormalities. The hyperglycaemia of diabetes results from an inadequate action of insulin, caused by low or absent insulin secretion, the presence of antagonists to the peripheral action of insulin or a combination of these factors.
The effects of the disease may be acute or chronic, involving many organs, including the eye, the kidney, peripheral nerves and large arteries. Primary diabetes mellitus is traditionally divided into either insulin dependent (IDDM or Type 1) or noninsulin dependent (NIDDM or Type 2). The classification is important because of the different genetic backgrounds, clinical presentations, metabolic effects, treatment and consequences of the two types. Diabetes may also be secondary to other disorders3. General information
Whether patient has accepted his illness?
7. Patient’s beliefs about the illness
12. Does he express concern about his present condition?
13. How the patient has adapted to illness?