Stress and Coping in Older Adult with Diabetes: Case Study


  • Duangruethai Phraibueng Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok, Thailand


coping, older adult, diabetes


This article aimed to provide nurses the knowledge and the understanding regarding the stress among diabetic older adults by enhancing their coping with stress which is a life-threatening condition. The article presented the case study with the explanations of the event or stressor
analysis, stressful appraisal and stress coping in diabetic older adults. The roles of nurse in stress coping promotion following Folkman and Lazarus Coping Theory were also included. Nurse is a health personnel who could screen the patients both in the community and in the primary or secondary health care services. By the primary screening, the stress level of patients might be detected even though the symptoms are not noticeable which help in taking appropriate nursing care for them. Moreover, home visit for counselling and promoting family support were indicated in order that the patients could manage the stress by themselves and have no harm from the
complications which are the threats to their lives and minds.


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Phraibueng D. Stress and Coping in Older Adult with Diabetes: Case Study. JHNR [Internet]. 2020 Aug. 2 [cited 2022 Oct. 7];36(2):286-98. Available from:



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