Mette Andersen Nexø
The ability to work is related to different health related outcomes and is an important aspect of quality of life.
People with type 2 diabetes (T2D) can experience work disability and have an increased risk of retiring early by disability pension. However, the reasons why people with T2D retire earlier than people without T2D remain poorly researched which makes it difficult to develop evidence based initiatives to help overcome diabetes specific barriers at work.
This project explores how people experience limitations and potentials in relation to management of diabetes at work and which needs people with T2D have in order to overcome limitations.
This project also aims to develop and implement feasible interventions to help individuals with T2D overcome the above identified limitations in their working life and to identify relevant settings for implementation of interventions.
Four phases of ’design thinking’ (Brown and Wyat, 2010) are used as a theoretical frame:
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Sidst opdateret 14-02-2017