Barriers to Health Self-Management Among Older People with Hypertension and Diabetes in Institutions in China: A Phenomenological Study


  • Rong Liu School of Public Health, Xinyu University,338000, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province, China
  • Akehsan Dahlan Centre Of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Campus of Selangor, 42300 Puncak Alam
  • Nur Islami Mohd Fahmi Teng Centre For Dietetics Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Campus of Selangor, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Xingxin Zhan Zhan School of Public Health, Xinyu University,338000, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province, China



Barriers, Self-management, Hypertension, Diabetes


The objective of this qualitative study is to explore the barriers to self-management among older people with hypertension and diabetes in institutional settings from the perspectives of both patients and health professionals in China.  A qualitative phenomenological study used semi-structured face-to-face interviews involving eight older persons and ten health professionals.  Thematic analysis revealed two main themes: 1) individual-related factors and 2) limited social support.  Tailored interventions considering these multifaceted barriers can positively impact the quality of life and health outcomes for older individuals dealing with hypertension and diabetes in institutional settings.


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How to Cite

Liu, R., Dahlan , A., Mohd Fahmi Teng, N. I., & Zhan, X. Z. (2024). Barriers to Health Self-Management Among Older People with Hypertension and Diabetes in Institutions in China: A Phenomenological Study. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(27), 137–142.

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