The Lived Experiences and Informal Caregivers’ involvement in Self-management of Diabetic and Hypertensive Persons in Ibadan: A qualitative descriptive Study

https://www.doi.org/10.60787/tnhj-743

Authors

  • Omobowale MO University of Ibadan
  • Oladunni O Adeleke University
  • Oluwasanu M
  • John-Akinola Y Department of Health Promotion and Education, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan
  • Oladepo O Department of Health Promotion and Education, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan

Keywords:

self management, informal caregivers, community engagement, diabetics, hypertension

Abstract

Background: The informal-caregiver’s involvement in the management of these ailments is key to reduction of negative outcomes in the incidence of diabetic and hypertensive morbidity and mortality in Nigeria. The success of the management of these conditions is shaped by the socio-cultural context of informal caregivers. This study explored the experiences of hypertensive and diabetic persons with self-management and involvement of their informal caregivers.

Method: Data were collected through 22 interviews of In-depth interviews with 14 patients, 5 informal caregivers, and 3 religious’ leaders as key informants.

Result: The study revealed that many patients have inadequate knowledge of the causes and management of diabetes and hypertension, additionally, their understanding is often shadowed by superstitions, and misconceptions. Many direct informal caregivers lack adequate dietary knowledge and information that could help patients’ well-being.

Conclusion: Thus, there is an urgent need for community engagement in the management of non-communicable disease in order to achieve sustainable health for all.

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2024-01-15

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Omobowale, M., Oladunni, O., Oluwasanu, M., John-Akinola, Y., & Oladepo, O. (2024). The Lived Experiences and Informal Caregivers’ involvement in Self-management of Diabetic and Hypertensive Persons in Ibadan: A qualitative descriptive Study: https://www.doi.org/10.60787/tnhj-743. The Nigerian Health Journal, 23(4), 896–905. Retrieved from https://tnhjph.com/index.php/tnhj/article/view/743

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