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Predictors of diabetes fatalism among Arabs

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dc.contributor.author Bassil, Maya
dc.contributor.author Sukkarieh-Haraty, Ola
dc.contributor.author Abi Kharma, Joelle
dc.contributor.author Egede, Leonard E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-09T08:53:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-09T08:53:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-6571 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7789
dc.description.abstract Fatalism is a grounded cultural belief that is common among Arabs and is known to hinder self-care in chronic diseases including diabetes (Nabolsi and Carson in Scand J Caring Sci 25(4):716–724, 2011). The purpose of this study is to identify predictors of diabetes fatalism in this population. Data on 280 Lebanese patients with type 2 diabetes (mean age 58.24 ± 13.48 years; mean HbA1c 7.90 ± 1.90%; 53.76% females) recruited from one hospital in greater Beirut, Lebanon, and from the community using snowballing technique were examined. Multiple linear regression was used to assess the independent association between diabetes fatalism and demographic and patient characteristics. Age (β = −.14, 95% CI −.27, −.002), BMI (β = .35, 95% CI .15; .54), level of education (β = −3.98, 95% CI −7.64; −.32) and number of diabetes problems (β = −5.03, 95% CI −9.89; −.18) were significantly associated with diabetes fatalism in the regression model. The combination of demographic and patient characteristics accounted for 14.5% of the variance in diabetes fatalism scores’ change. Patients with type 2 diabetes who exhibited more fatalistic attitudes were younger, of lower education levels, had higher BMI and had fewer diabetes comorbidities. Such findings are crucial for healthcare practitioners to identify fatalistic patients and to tailor culturally appropriate strategies in diabetes management. Further studies are warranted to explore other potential determinants of diabetes fatalism with larger sample and non-Lebanese Arabic population. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Predictors of diabetes fatalism among Arabs en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a cross-sectional study of lebanese adults with type 2 diabetes en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201102356 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005492 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Religion and Health en_US
dc.journal.volume 57 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 858-868 en_US
dc.keywords Diabetes fatalism en_US
dc.keywords Predictors en_US
dc.keywords Arabs en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Type 2 diabetes en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-017-0430-0 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sukkarieh-Haraty, O., Egede, L. E., Kharma, J. A., & Bassil, M. (2018). Predictors of Diabetes Fatalism Among Arabs: A Cross-Sectional Study of Lebanese Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of religion and health, 57(3), 858-868. en_US
dc.author.email mbassil@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email ola.sukkarieh@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10943-017-0430-0 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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