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Journal of Diabetes Nursing

Comparative research in Tanzania and Sweden

Comparative research in Tanzania and Sweden

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1 This study examined self-reported health in 150 adult Tanzanian (TZ) patients and age- and gender-matched Swedish (SW) patients with diabetes, in relation to the general population in each country.

2 It also investigated whether patients with poor glycaemic control reported impaired health.

3 TZ patients with diabetes had poorer health than the general population in the same area, but SW patients with diabetes did not differ markedly from the Swedish population.

4 TZ patients had poorer glycaemic control; this was not associated with self-reported impaired health, other than TZ patients with poor glycaemic control who had poorer reported mental health.

Smide B, Lukwale J, Msoka A, Wikblad K (2002) Self-reported health and glycaemic control in Tanzanian and Swedish diabetic patients. Journal of Advanced Nursing 37: 182-91

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