Title

Applying the bioecological model to understand factors contributing to psychosocial well-being and healthcare of children and adolescents with diabetes mellitus

Document Type

Article

Department

Institute for Human Development

Abstract

Abstract: We discuss the bioecological model of Urie Bronfrenbreener and its application to diabetes care and psychosocial wellbeing of children with diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using empirical evidence, this paper demonstrates that the bioecological model provides an important framework for understanding diabetes care needs and intervention strategies required to enhance the well-being of children living with diabetes. The paper also discusses clinical and research implications. The advantage of applying the bioecological model in drawing up intervention strategies for those living with diabetes is that it targets large-scale public health interventions unlike medical intervention that focus on a single individual.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

South African Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease

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