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Knowledge and Demand for Information about Islet Transplantation in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
University of Tokyo, Japan.
University of Tokyo, Japan.
University of Tokyo, Japan.
Kanto Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.
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2011 (English)In: Journal of Transplantation, ISSN 2090-0007, E-ISSN 2090-0015, Vol. 2011, 136298- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This cross-sectional study based on self-administrated questionnaire was conducted to investigate knowledge, related factors, and sources of information regarding islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes in Japan. Among 137 patients who provided valid responses, 67 (48.9%) knew about islet transplantation. Their main source of information was newspapers or magazines (56.7%) and television or radio (46.3%). However, 85.8% of patients preferred the attending physician as their source of information. Although more than half of the patients were correctly aware of issues related to islet transplantation, the following specific issues for islet transplantation were not understood or considered, and there was little knowledge of them: need for immunosuppressants, lifestyle and dietary adaptations, fewer bodily burdens, and complications. The experience of hypoglycaemia, a high level of academic background, frequent self-monitoring of blood glucose, and the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion were related to higher knowledge about islet transplantation.

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2011. Vol. 2011, 136298- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111213DOI: 10.1155/2011/136298PubMedID: 22174981OAI: diva2:754647
Available from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2014-10-10 Last updated: 2014-10-21Bibliographically approved

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