Title

Risk Taking Among Diabetic Clients

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1992

Abstract

Diabetic clients must make daily decisions about their health care needs. Observational and anecdotal evidence suggests that vast differences exist between the kinds of choices diabetic clients make and the kinds of chances they are willing to take. The purpose of this investigation was to develop a diabetic risk-assessment tool. This instrument, which is based on subjective expected utility theory, measures risk-prone and risk-averse behavior. Initial findings from a pilot study of 18 women clients who are on insulin indicate that patterns of risk behavior exist in the areas of exercise, skin care, and diet. © 1992, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

The Diabetes Educator

Volume

18

Issue

1

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