Development of a Family-Centred Nutrition and Exercise Diabetes Care Programme for Better Diabetes Outcomes in Rural Areas of Limpopo: Practice-Oriented Theory
MH Mphasha1, *, Linda Skaal2, Tebogo Maria Mothiba3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2022
E-location ID: e187494452205191
Publisher ID: e187494452205191
Article History:Received Date: 24/7/2021
Revision Received Date: 23/11/2021
Acceptance Date: 21/12/2021
Electronic publication date: 20/07/2022
Collection year: 2022
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Cost-effective interventions are required to manage the increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus and minimize new cases. Family-centred care interventions positively influence patients’ diabetes outcomes and improve health and quality of life. This article aims to describe the development of family-centred nutrition and exercise diabetes care intervention.
A mixed method study design was used in the baseline study. The findings from the qualitative interviews and quantitative survey informed the development of the family-centred nutrition and exercise diabetes programme, with the guidance of practice-oriented theory.
Components of practice-oriented theory guided the study and were applied. The researcher outlined that dietitians and physiotherapists are agents to provide family-centred nutrition and exercise diabetes care to patients and their families. One element of practice-oriented theory involves how the programme is to be implemented, which will be face-to-face in focus groups.
The study further highlights the need for piloting the implementation of the intervention to determine other dynamics that may obstruct overall implementation.