PHCFM VLOG: Unlocking diabetes self-management: Insights from primary health care nurses in South Africa
Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (PHCFM), Professor Robert Mash, interviews Zandile K. Landu, co-author of an insightful research article about diabetes self-management, recently published in the African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (PHCFM), published by AOSIS.
Background: Patients living with diabetes are primarily managed and supported by nurses in primary health care (PHC). Therefore, PHC nurses require knowledge of diabetes and confidence (self-efficacy) to perform diabetes self-management support (SMS).
Aim: This study evaluated the diabetes knowledge, self-efficacy and performance of diabetes SMS by PHC nurses.
Setting: Primary health care facilities in King Sabata Dalindyebo subdistrict, O.R. Tambo district, Eastern Cape.
Methods: A quantitative cross-sectional and simple correlational design was used. Registered nurses (n = 100) completed a validated self-reporting questionnaire to measure diabetes knowledge, self-efficacy and performance of SMS.
Contribution: Using a case study approach, this article contributes climate resilient PHC for better preparedness to service continuity.
- Zandile K. Landu – Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
- Talitha Crowley – School of Nursing, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
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