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A systematic review of the experience of older women living and coping with type 2 diabetes
Article first published online: 2 SEP 2013
© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 126–134, April 2014
How to Cite
Li, J., Drury, V. and Taylor, B. (2014), A systematic review of the experience of older women living and coping with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20: 126–134. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12135
The authors have no conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 9 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 2 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: NOV 2012
- systematic review;
This paper reports on a systematic review that sought to answer the research question: what is the experience of women living and coping with type 2 diabetes? A range of relevant terms were identified and electronic databases were searched. Only qualitative studies that explored the meaning of living and coping with type 2 diabetes and that included adult women aged ≥ 18 years were considered. We found evidence that women are challenged by their multi-caregiving roles and the complexities of managing their diabetes simultaneously. For female patients with diabetes, holistic care and individual psycho-education programmes appear to be facilitate more effective and successful diabetes management. In addition, carer programmes that provide information so that family and friends can support and assist the woman with diabetes are required.