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Stone diet and dietary change: understanding determinants for dietary change behaviour in patients following urinary stones

Muhamad, Suhana and Sowtali, Siti Noorkhairina and Mohd Arifin, Siti Roshaidai and Ab Rashid, Islah Munjih and Mohd Shukri, Nor Azwani (2023) Stone diet and dietary change: understanding determinants for dietary change behaviour in patients following urinary stones. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 36 (5). pp. 2060-2072. ISSN 1365-277X

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Background: Dietary habit is one of the most important methods to prevent and treat urinary stones. However, only limited evidence of the experiences of dietary management among urinary stone patients in Malaysia is available. This study aimed to explore participants' current dietary practices after the diagnosis of urinary stones and to identify the factors that facilitate their dietary changes. Methods: A qualitative study with purposive sampling was conducted using face‐to‐face semistructured interviews. A total of 20 participants from a tertiary general hospital in Kuantan, Malaysia, were recruited in this study. Data were analysed using framework analysis. Results: Two themes emerged from the analysis. The first theme explained the changes in the dietary practice of the participants postdiagnosis. The second theme revealed that the participants' dietary changes were greatly influenced by personal factors and external support from professionals, family and peers. Conclusions: Urinary stone patients highlighted the fear of complications, self-determination and knowledge of nutrition as the main drivers of their dietary change postdiagnosis. Emphasising proper nutritional care by assessing and evaluating dietary self‐management among patients can facilitate effective selfcare in stone prevention management.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: dietary changes, experience, qualitative study,self‐dietary management, urinary stone disease
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC620 Specialties of Internal Medicine-Nutritional Diseases
R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Surgery
Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2023 13:45
Last Modified: 23 May 2024 15:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106228

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