:: Volume 7, Issue 4 (12-2019) ::
J Diabetes Nurs 2019, 7(4): 929-942 Back to browse issues page
Did we manage to do this effectively? Outcome of an action research to overcome diabetes-related stigma
Mehri Doosti_Irani, Kobra Noorian, Samereh Abdoli, Soroor Parvizi, Naeemeh Seyed Fatemi
College of Nursing, University of Tennessee , sabdoli@utk.edu
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Introduction: The current study aimed to answer the folloeing question: Did we manage to do this effectively? In so doing, it presented the threefold results of an action research: 1) how did this research affect participants? , 2) how did it affect the researcher? , and 3)  did the power allocation which is the prerequisite for a participatory research take place?
Materials and Methods: This action research with Kemmis and McTaggart’s approach has started in Isfahan since 2011 and numerous people and organizations have gradually participated in its different stages.
Results: The obtained data indicated the effectiveness of the program for the main participants (people with diabetes) and for attracting the participation of other groups which demonstrates the success of the program. The effects on the researcher and power distribution that must be taken into account in each action research have been also addressed.
Conclusion: As evidenced by the results of the current study, with the available facilities and in the current conditions, the implementation of an appropriate approach could reduce stigma at a large scale.
Keywords: Type I diabetes, Stigma, Action research
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Type of Study: Letter to Editor | Subject: Diabetic nursing in Home
Received: 2019/12/16 | Accepted: 2020/02/2 | Published: 2020/02/2

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