Lifestyle risk factor modification in midlife women with type 2 diabetes : theoretical modelling of perceived barriers

McGuire, Amanda Mary & Anderson, Debra J. (2012) Lifestyle risk factor modification in midlife women with type 2 diabetes : theoretical modelling of perceived barriers. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 30(1), pp. 49-57.

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Objective: The aim of this paper is to propose a ‘Perceived barriers and lifestyle risk factor modification model’ that could be incorporated into existing frameworks for diabetes education to enhance lifestyle risk factor education in women. Setting: Diabetes education, community health. Primary argument: ‘Perceived barriers’ is a health promotion concept that has been found to be a significant predictor of health promotion behaviour. There is evidence that women face a range of perceived barriers that prevent them from engaging in healthy lifestyle activities. Despite this, current evidence based models of diabetes education do not explicitly incorporate the concept of perceived barriers. A model of risk factor reduction that incorporates ‘perceived barriers’ is proposed. Conclusion: Although further research is required, current approaches to risk factor reduction in type 2 diabetes could be enhanced by identification and goal setting to reduce an individual’s perceived barriers.

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ID Code: 54025
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: barriers, diabetes, lifestyle risk factors, midlife women
ISSN: 1447-4328 (online) 0813-0531 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 08 Oct 2012 22:42
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 04:16

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