Knowledge of Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes by Primary Health Care Nurses in Auckland, New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Daly, Barbara en
dc.contributor.author Arroll, B en
dc.contributor.author Sheridan, N en
dc.contributor.author Kenealy, T en
dc.contributor.author Scragg, R en
dc.contributor.editor Kahn, S en
dc.coverage.spatial Vienna, Austria en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-04T03:16:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2013-04-20 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38834 en
dc.description.abstract KNOWLEDGE OF RISK FACTORS FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES BY PRIMARY HEALTH CARE NURSES IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Dr Barbara Daly, School of Nursing, University of Auckland; Prof. Bruce Arroll, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland; A/P Nicolette Sheridan, School of Nursing, University of Auckland; A/P Tim Kenealy, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland; Prof. Robert Scragg. Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics University of Auckland. Aims: Describe the knowledge of major risk factors for type 2 diabetes held by primary health care (PHC) nurses involved in the community management of diabetes. Methods: Random sample (26%) of PHC nurses in Auckland. Information was collected from postal and telephone questionnaires, on education, experience, knowledge and diabetes management practice. Results: Responses were received from 287 PHC nurses (86% response) comprising 210 practice nurses (PNs), 49 district or home-care nurses (DNs) and 28 specialist nurses (SNs). Most nurses (96%) were able to identify excess body weight as a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Only 54% of SNs and a third of PNs and DNs identified lack of physical activity, and fewer than 30% of SNs and PNs, and only 16% of DNs identified hypertension as risk factors. Even fewer respondents were able to identify individual lipids – although significantly more SNs identified elevated triglycerides (14%, p=0.02) and reduced high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (11%, p=0.003) as major risk factors compared with only 1 - 5% of PNs and no DNs. Risk factors for diabetes-related complications – apart from hyperglycaemia identified by 86% - were not well identified, particularly smoking (17%), hypertension (31%), triglycerides (9%) and reduced high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (8%). Conclusion: In general, PHC nurses had a good knowledge of overweight as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and hyperglycaemia as a risk factor for diabetes-related complications, but poor knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors, particularly smoking. en
dc.relation.ispartof 5th International Congress on Prediabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome en
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dc.title Knowledge of Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes by Primary Health Care Nurses in Auckland, New Zealand en
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pubs.elements-id 389882 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Nursing en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-07-03 en


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