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The co morbidity of mental disorders and diabetes






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    The co morbidity of mental disorders and diabetes The co morbidity of mental disorders and diabetes Presentation 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.