The co morbidity of mental disorders and diabetesPresentation Transcript
The Co-morbidityof Mental Disorders and Diabetes
Research Topic 39.5% of New Zealanders aged 16 and over have a diagnosed mental disorder according to DSM IV criteria 5.1% of this population also have a co-morbid diagnosis of type 1 or 2 diabetes Diabetes knowledge within people with a co-morbid diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and a mental disorder is significantly lower than those who don’t have a mental disorder less diabetes knowledge, the more they perceive their illness as a burden more knowledge, they feel more optimistic and accepting of their illness There is extensive overseas research on this problem, and there is a need for our own study here in New Zealand.
Research Question How does diabetes knowledge among the mentally ill in New Zealand affect their quality of diabetes care?
Methodology Descriptive quantitative research Level II Use of 2 questionnaires Diabetes Knowledge Test Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities questionnaire
Purposive sampling Community and in-patient services that promote mental health Axis I diagnosis or a pending diagnosis as according to DSM IV must have a concomitant diagnosis of either type 1 or type 2 diabetes Questionnaires to be left behind at the institutions Participants to be supervised by staff members at the institution
Data Analysis Multivariate analysis analysing the coexisting associations between several variables
Implications for Practice The information gathered from this research will optimistically provide awareness to how the depth of diabetes knowledge that a person who has a concomitant diagnosis of a mental disorder impacts the quality of diabetes care they receive. This knowledge will be essential for health care professionals, for instance nurses and doctors. Creating awareness for this issue And support, encouragement and education can be provided where needed because the quality of diabetes care within the population of the mentally ill is not satisfactory as proven from international research.
References Browne, M., Wells, J. & Scott, K. (2006) Te rauhinengaro: The New Zealand mental health survey. Wellington: Ministry of Health. Dickerson, F., Goldberg, R., Brown, C., Kreyenbuhl, J., Wohlheiter, K., Fang, L., Medoff, D., & Dixon, L. (2005). Diabetes knowledge among persons with serious mental illness and type 2 diabetes. Psychosomatics, 46(5), 418-424. Retrieved from HighWire Press.