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MEDEL ROMERO, Brenda Cintia  and  GONZALEZ JUAREZ, Liliana. Life styles: Experiences joined from a nonfarmacological treatment in a diabetes mellitus. Index Enferm [online]. 2006, vol.15, n.52-53, pp.16-19. ISSN 1699-5988.

The interest to make this study was to now about experiences of the people in the course of a year, after to have attended educative sessions where the adhesion to a nonfarmacológical treatment is promoted for diabetes mellitus type 2 in an semiurban community of Mexico City. This study was part of the result from proyect ESVIDIM-2 and it was financed by the Program of Support to Projects of Investigation and Tecnological Innovation from UNAM. A semistructured interview was made which was recorded and transcribed completely, to make a content analysis. The findings appeared in two categories: experiences that facilitate the adhesion and experiences that make difficult the adhesion. The roll of the nurse nowadays is to contribute in the establishment of strategies for the acquisition and adhesion of healthful life styles where the person makes responsible of their own care incorporating it in the decision making. Results from this study show that the attendance of the people to educative sessions, has not effect in its health, without the corresponding pursuit of the personnel of health to make consultant's offices, explanations, updates and mainly a continuous reinforcing of the motivation directed towards the profit of an optimal state of health.

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