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Type 1 diabetes and physical activity: An assessment of knowledge and needs in healthcare practitioners / Camilla Knight; Rob Lowe; Richard Bracken

Journal of Diabetes Nursing, Volume: 20, Issue: 8, Pages: 271 - 277

Swansea University Authors: Camilla, Knight, Rob, Lowe, Richard, Bracken

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This study examined healthcare practitioners’ knowledge and confidence in providing physical activity guidance to people with type 1 diabetes. Data collection occurred in the form of a 23-question, open-ended survey and semi-structured interviews exploring practitioners’ knowledge regarding exercise...

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Published in: Journal of Diabetes Nursing
Published: 2016
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa29845
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Abstract: This study examined healthcare practitioners’ knowledge and confidence in providing physical activity guidance to people with type 1 diabetes. Data collection occurred in the form of a 23-question, open-ended survey and semi-structured interviews exploring practitioners’ knowledge regarding exercise and type 1 diabetes. Participants had rarely received formal training regarding physical activity for people with type 1 diabetes. They indicated limited knowledge of specific physical activity guidelines, either for the general population or for people with type 1 diabetes. However, participants reported feeling relatively confident in their ability to advise people with type 1 diabetes regarding physical activity. The disparity between practitioners’ knowledge and confidence in advising people with type 1 diabetes about physical activity raises concerns regarding the accuracy of the information being provided to individuals with the condition.
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 8
Start Page: 271
End Page: 277