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The role of key workers in supporting people with intellectual disability in the self-management of their diabetes: A qualitative New Zealand study

NZ Literature Abstract

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Authors

Henrietta Trip
Jenny Conder
Leigh Anne Hale
Lisa Whitehead

Year of Publication

2016

Source

Health & Social Care in the Community, 24(6), 789-798

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

In this paper, the authors describe how key workers supported the self-management of diabetes by people with intellectual disability (as part of a wider study). Based on interviews with 17 staff from five residential intellectual disability services and two supported independent living services in New Zealand, the authors identify three overarching themes: having knowledge and understanding, being lifestyle police and ensuring future well-being. The authors discuss these themes and the implications of their findings.

Type of Study

Qualitative

How to Access

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