Degree of Disease Acceptance and Health Seeking Behaviors for Type 2 Diabetic Patients at Diabetic Center in Hilla City
Keywords:Acceptance, Health Seeking, Type 2 Diabetic, Patients
Diabetes is a disease that is expressed in life style diseases such as high blood pressure. Many of these
diseases are the result of the behavior of the wrong.
Objectives: The study aims at identify the degree of disease acceptance patients and their health seeking
behaviors; and determine the relationship between degree of acceptance and health seeking among patients.
Methodology: A descriptive study has been conducted by “purposive sample” accounts of 150 patients who
review the diabetic center in Hilla City. Through the use of the questionnaire and interview techniques the
data were collected and analyzed disruptively and inferentially.
Results: Findings depicts that most of the study sample aged (30-39) years old, (56.7%) male, (45.3%)
married, (40%) unemployed, and (52%) notable read and write. The majority of (48% and 44.7%) were
never have accepted their disease and seek towards health respectively. There were a significant relationship
between the degree of disease acceptance and seeking of health behavior at p-value <0.05.
Conclusion: Patients who diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and who review the diabetic center were never
accepted their disease and never seek health. The accepted of disease were affected the seek towards health.
Study that can be supported by a qualitative work using the clinical methodology with its tools and methods
such as case study, clinical interview and psychological tests to achieve satisfactory acceptance and high