Intervention for diabetic refugees and migrants in primary health care

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Διεθνής Ιατρική - Διαχείριση Κρίσεων Υγείας
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2018-12-03
Year:
2018
Author:
Kolomvotsou Anastasia-Konstantina
Supervisors info:
Κοντός Μιχαήλ, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Καραβοκυρός Ιωάννης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Γεωργόπουλος Σωτήριος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική,ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Intervention for diabetic refugees and migrants in primary health care
Languages:
English
Translated title:
Intervention for diabetic refugees and migrants in primary health care
Summary:
There is a huge wave of migrants and refugees all over the world, Europe accepts approximately one-third of the international migrant population and especially Greece. Diabetes, a noncommunicable disease, is a global health problem, affects developing countries, migrants and refugees and includes self-management, education as basic treatment tool. In this study, we organized educational, interactive groups for diabetic refugees, based on culture, health, nutritional needs according to a questionnaire developed for the study. The sessions were weekly, 2 month’s duration, in the context of primary health, organized by a dietitian. 9 of 11 completed the sessions, 5 of 9 were diagnosed in Greece and 7 of 9 needed diabetes education. Their waist circumference was above normal. They were all cooking, their nutritional habits changed according to the sessions and economic reasons without changing to fast food. They all found the sessions useful, felt more self-confident regarding diabetes control and healthier.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Keywords:
Refugees, Diabetes, Self-management, Groups, Nutrition, Primary
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
63
Number of pages:
51

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