Самоуправление на болестта на болни от диабет тип 2 в България: анализ на биографични интервютa
Self-management Support of Diabetes Type 2 Patients in Bulgaria: Analysis of Biographical Intervi
Subject(s): General Reference Works, Governance, Sociology, Applied Sociology, Evaluation research, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Health; self-management support; biographical interviews; social networks; diabetes type 2 patients.
Summary/Abstract: The article presents the main topics related to the lifestyle of patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes based on an analysis of biographical interviews. The paper examines the content of the concept of self-management and provides an analysis of research on the impact of social networks – their mechanisms and practices. A scheme of thematic analysis of the biographical narratives is developed and key categories, topics and subtopics with relevant quotes are offered to illustrate patients’ self-management process. The levels of analysis include individualperceptual level; social-categorical level associated with social network analysis and macroorganizational level, dealing with system factors. Conclusions are made both for the serious methodological potentials of biographical interviewing in health sociology and the overall description of the process of self-management of patients with type 2 diabetes in Bulgaria.
- Issue Year: 3/2015
- Issue No: 3
- Page Range: 89-117
- Page Count: 29
- Language: Bulgarian