Development of a situation-specific theory for explaining health-related quality of life among older South Korean adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Journal Article

The purpose of the study was to develop a situation-specific theory for explaining health-related quality of life (QOL) among older South Korean adults with type 2 diabetes. To develop a situation-specific theory, three sources were considered: (a) the conceptual model of health promotion and QOL for people with chronic and disabling conditions (an existing theory related to the QOL in patients with chronic diseases); (b) a literature review using multiple databases including Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PubMed, PsycINFO, and two Korean databases; and (c) findings from our structural equation modeling study on health-related QOL in older South Korean adults with type 2 diabetes. The proposed situation-specific theory is constructed with six major concepts including barriers, resources, perceptual factors, psychosocial factors, health-promoting behaviors, and health-related QOL. The theory also provides the interrelationships among concepts. Health care providers and nurses could incorporate the proposed situation-specific theory into development of diabetes education programs for improving health-related QOL in older South Korean adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chang, SJ; Im, E-O

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 113 - 126

PubMed ID

  • 25087324

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25087324

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1541-6577

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/1541-6577.28.2.113

Language

  • eng