Journal article

Exploring doctor-patient communication in immigrant Australians with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study

Renata Kokanovic, Lenore Manderson

JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE | SPRINGER | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The study explored the perceptions of Australian immigrants about their interactions with doctors regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 30 men and women from Greek, Indian, Chinese, and Pacific Island backgrounds living in Melbourne, Australia, to elicit their perceptions of the management of diabetes and its impact. Participants were recruited through a convenience sample of general practitioners and community organizations providing support to people living with diabetes. Topics discussed included initial reaction to diagnosis, patient-health care provider communication..

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