Background: Diabetes type 2 has increased globally which has become a huge
patient-group for the healthcare system to face. To minimize the risk of
complications such as cardiovascular complication it is therefore of great
importance to optimize the self-management care for patient with diabetes type
2. Some patient feel level of uneasiness when it comes to their disease and the
lifestyle changes that their disease require them to do. To be able to individually
manage their diagnosis is the key for quality of life. The recommendations from
Socialstyrelsen is to have self-management care education in groups. Patients
experience of self-care management groups are therefore of great importance for the
requisite and formation of better diabetes care.
Aim: The aim of this study was to examine patient with diabetes type 2 experiences
of self-care management education in groups.
Method: Literature review consisting of 13 articles.
Results: The different studies in this review has given a clearer picture of how the
participants experienced the self-care management education in groups. The
majority of the participants experienced the self-care management groups as a
positive, where they could ask questions and share ideas and experiences with other
participants. The meetings in group gave them the chance to express questions more
freely. This was experienced by the participants as a positive experience. The
meeting in groups motivated them to change their lifestyles changes that were
required for a better health and quality of life. The environment of the groupmeetings
were not as stern as the individual meetings could be.
Conclusion: Most of the participants experienced the possibility of raising
questions freely and sharing experiences as something positive. This were a
contributing factor that motivated them to continue participate in the groupmeetings
to follow through with the lifestyle changes for a better health and quality