Diabetes care: opinions, needs and proposed solutions of Swiss patients and healthcare professionals: a qualitative study.

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Title
Diabetes care: opinions, needs and proposed solutions of Swiss patients and healthcare professionals: a qualitative study.
Journal
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Author(s)
Peytremann-Bridevaux Isabelle, Lauvergeon Stéphanie, Mettler Désirée, Burnand Bernard
ISSN
1872-8227 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0168-8227
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
97
Number
2
Pages
242-250
Language
english
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Publication types: JOURNAL ARTICLE
Abstract
AIMS: To explore, both among patients with diabetes and healthcare professionals, opinions on current diabetes care and the development of the "Regional Diabetes Program". METHODS: We employed qualitative methods (focus groups - FG) and used purposive sampling strategy to recruit patients with diabetes and healthcare professionals. We conducted one diabetic and one professional FG in each of the four health regions of the canton of Vaud/Switzerland. The eight FGs were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. Thematic analysis was then undertaken. RESULTS: Results showed variability in the perception of the quality of diabetes care, pointed to insufficient information regarding diabetes, and lack of collaboration. Participants also evoked patients' difficulties for self-management, as well as professionals' and patients' financial concerns. Proposed solutions included reinforcing existing structures, developing self-management education, and focusing on comprehensive and coordinated care, communication and teamwork. Patients and professionals were in favour of a "Regional Diabetes Program" tailored to the actors' needs, and viewed it as a means to reinforce existing care delivery. CONCLUSIONS: Patients and professionals pointed out similar problems and solutions but explored them differently. Combined with coming quantitative data, these results should help to further develop, adapt and implement the "Regional Diabetes Program".
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