Motivations for Insulin Misuse Among Women with Disordered Eating and Type 1 Diabetes

dc.contributor.advisorSheeshka, Judy
dc.contributor.advisorPreyde, Michele
dc.contributor.authorTyo, Robyn Ann
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-22T19:28:16Z
dc.date.available2013-07-22T19:28:16Z
dc.date.copyright2013-06
dc.date.created2013-06-25
dc.date.issued2013-07-22
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Family Relations and Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeApplied Nutritionen_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study assessed participants’ motivations for misusing insulin using phenomenological analysis and risk theory. Eleven women with type 1 diabetes were interviewed and asked to discuss body image, their experiences with adjusting to type 1 diabetes, and their particular insulin misuse behaviour. Nine women misused insulin for body image and weight concerns, as a result of diabetes burnout, or a combination of these factors. The majority of participants had poor body image at the time of insulin misuse, and reported feeling more confident following weight loss related to misusing insulin. The opinions of family, friends, and health care providers were, generally, not influential on the women’s self-care behaviour. The perceived benefits of insulin misuse (i.e. weight loss and improved body image) were deemed more important than both short-term and long-term health. Participants in this study did not consider themselves to be at risk of developing diabetes-related complications in the short-term, and this belief appeared to foster their continued insulin misuse. There is a need for health care providers to recognize the signs of insulin misuse behaviour and offer resources where available.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMinistry of Health and Long-Term Care as supporter of the Ontario Women's Health Scholar Award
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/7287
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectdiabetesen_US
dc.subjectdisordered eatingen_US
dc.subjectinsulin misuseen_US
dc.subjectqualitativeen_US
dc.subjectphenomenologyen_US
dc.subjectperception of risken_US
dc.titleMotivations for Insulin Misuse Among Women with Disordered Eating and Type 1 Diabetesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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