Risk Taking Among Diabetic Clients
Date of Original Version
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.
The Diabetes Educator
Joseph, Dayle H., Donna Schwartz-Barcott, and Barbara Patterson. "Risk Taking Among Diabetic Clients." The Diabetes Educator 18, 1 (1992): 34-39. doi:10.1177/014572179201800106.