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Promoting lifestyle changes for Chinese Australians with Type 2 diabetes

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posted on 2017-06-19, 02:19 authored by SUET TING CHOI
Providing translated diabetes education from English to Chinese is not enough to promote healthy lifestyle changes among Chinese Australians with type 2 diabetes. This thesis explored the behaviour patterns of Chinese patients during diabetes education and identified the most successful education approaches. The research involved a review of literature and an exploratory qualitative study across three countries. The findings suggest health professionals working with Chinese Australian patients, should modify diabetes education to be in line with the Chinese cultural process of learning and adopt collectivistic-orientated strategies to effectively promote changes for a healthier lifestyle.


Principal supervisor

Claire Elizabeth Palermo

Additional supervisor 1

Karen Z Walker

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Nutrition and Dietetics

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences