J Korean Diabetes.  2012 Dec;13(4):207-210. 10.4093/jkd.2012.13.4.207.

The Trend of Qualitative Research in Diabetes

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Diabetes Education Team, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. jrlee@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Qualitative research methodology is more recognized and valued in diabetes behavioral research in recent years. This paper reviews the trend of qualitative research about diabetes in Korea and abroad. In Korea, qualitative research is not common, especially for diabetes patients. Qualitative methods help clinicians answer questions that quantitative research may not be able to answer, such as exploring patient motivations, perceptions, and expectations. After reviewing the research in this area, it may provide motivation to researchers in Korea to perform qualitative research to increase understanding of diabetic patients' behavioral patterns.

Keyword

Qualitative research; Diabetes mellitus; Korea

MeSH Terms

Behavioral Research
Diabetes Mellitus
Humans
Korea
Motivation
Qualitative Research
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