Qualitative research: A pathway to Gain an Understanding of UAE Mothers’ experiences and Perceptions of Managing a Child Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

Jennifer Louise Cooper, Suhad Marjei, Rachel Rossiter, Sharon Brownie

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Abstract

A childhood diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes is a life changing event for both the child and his/her family. The impact is experienced strongly by mothers who most frequently fulfil the primary caregiver role for children12 yrs old and younger. Studies which have sought to understand mothers’ experiences and perceptions of managing a child newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes are mostly questionnaire-based and few, if any, explore the issues within the uniqueness of a Middle-Eastern context. The qualitative research methods described in this discussion have been designed to gain a better understanding of UAE mothers’ experience in managing a child newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The intended research will provide the health service entity with the opportunity to review existing services and further enhance the service and nursing care provided to this growing clientele group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of diabetes and clinical research
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2014

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