Diabetes Literature Review Sample

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Literature Review The Introduction to the Literature Review: The following review of literature confirms that understanding the knowledge base of diabetic patients and barriers to their adherence to self-care management will improve the quality of life for diabetic patients living in some African countries. Specifically, countries like Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The researcher performed a systematic literature review of articles from electronic databases such as CINAHL, PubMed, and Google Scholar to search for peer-reviewed full-text articles. These reports were on self-care management behaviors of patients with Type 2 diabetes. The critical search words used…show more content…
also included studies from LMICs. It examined patient and provider barriers to general diabetes care including self-care but did not consider impediments to self-care behaviors separately. It did not also analyze LMICs data separately. The study would have been more useful if it had found both data analysis separately. Further, the review by Sohal et al., evaluated patient and provider barriers and facilitators to diabetic management using only studies conducted in South Asia. A question that needs to be asked, however, is whether the outcome of these studies could apply to the people of different ethnic, socio-economic and geographical background. After reviewing all the literature on this research topic, it is clear that all the studies discussed so far failed to take into an account patients knowledge base and other components of diabetic self-care. The findings of these studies would have been more useful if it had addressed issues such as; (A) Can patients' knowledge of Type 2 DM, affect their self-care behavior in these Africa countries? (B) What other factors in addition to socio-economic factors, affect patients with Type 2 DM in some of these African…show more content…
It will also help examine multiple perspectives in diabetic self-care management among patients living in these countries. Prior studies as indicated in this research area failed to determine the knowledge base of patients in these geographic regions of Africa. Other reviews were also identifying barriers affecting self-care behaviors. As argued, these were done in other parts of the world with different socio-economic backgrounds that are inapplicable in Africa. Socio-economic factors and living conditions in Africa are quite discreet from other parts of the world. A look at the three components mentioned in the research question will help explain the disparities in the morbidity and mortality of Type 2 diabetes patients living with this disease in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and South

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