Appreciation is expressed to D. Hellenbrand, Research Assistant, as well as to E.C. Theis, Associate Professor, Marquette University and to the late H. Harrington for their review of this manuscript.
Categories of self-care needs of ambulatory patients with diabetes
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 25–31, January 1982
How to Cite
Miller, J. F. (1982), Categories of self-care needs of ambulatory patients with diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 7: 25–31. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1982.tb03273.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 16 September 1981
Categories of needs of 65 ambulatory patients with diabetes were identified based on a self-care nursing framework, using a participant-observer methodology. The needs categories identified can be applied to other types of ambulatory patients who have chronic health problems. It is proposed that being able anticipate needs of all types of ambulatory patients will improve efficient delivery of professional nursing.