Diabetes mellitus type 2 and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) are two of the most common diseases in the world and the amount are increasing. The treatments of these diseases are self care and a change of lifestyle. For this to be successful there is a need for the person to have knowledge about the diseases and a motivation for making changes in his or her lifestyle. Most of this information is given by the district nurse at the health centre. It is important to get a better knowledge of these persons experiences and how they used the information given to them. The purpose of this study was to describe how persons, with both diabetes mellitus type 2 and COPD, think about the information given by the nurse at the health centre. Eleven persons were interviewed and the transcripts were analysed using content analysis. The results where separated into different categories: trust, involvation, increase in their belief in their own efforts, lack of individualising and continuity, insufficient and left out information. The result indicated that the district nurses need to develop their ability to a more active listening to the persons. This could lead to better motivation and strength in their ability to self care.
- Medicin och hälsovetenskap (3)