Author(s): ValadezFigueroa IA, AldreteRodrguez MG, AlfaroAlfaro N
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Abstract This paper presents the results of the identification and association of certain family characteristics of type II diabetes patients in relation with its metabolic control in 121 families of tw o health centers of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1989. The attitude an d information about of the sickness, and the complications and therapeutics were evaluated through psychosocial evaluations. The majority of the family members showed a negative attitude and a profound understanding of the disease process. Only a 16.5 per cent of the patients were under control, and found a strong association between lack of control and nuclear family involved in the last cycles of this type of unit: independence and retirement.
This article was published in Salud Publica Mex
and referenced in Mycobacterial Diseases