Show simple item record Sabone, M.B. 2012-03-21T12:17:20Z 2012-03-21T12:17:20Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Sabone, M.B. (2008) The illness demands of diabetes on couples in Botswana, Journal of Family Nursing, Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 363-382 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1074-8407 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1552-549X (Online)
dc.description.abstract This report is part of a larger study that investigated the relationships between illness demands, marital support, and psychological adjustment in the context of diabetes mellitus in rural and urban middle-aged marital couples in Botswana. Ninety-six persons experiencing diabetes and 87 of their spouses participated in the study. This report is based on data from 87 diabetic patients and their spouses. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews. Patients and their spouses were interviewed separately. Three open-ended questions elicited participants’ personal experiences of illness demands. The couple participants reported many challenging illness experiences associated with the illness and contextual factors that influenced their perception about the burden of illness and reported that the illness experienced was often a growth-enhancing and maturing process. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications, en_US
dc.subject Chronic illness en_US
dc.subject Marital couple en_US
dc.subject Diabetes en_US
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Patients and spouses en_US
dc.subject Botswana families en_US
dc.subject Illness demands en_US
dc.title The illness demands of diabetes on couples in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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