Harvesting and validating experiential expertise to support autonomy of people with diabetes mellitus : In search for successful diabetes-related behaviors regarding driving and work

M.H.F. Burda

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

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For this dissertation professionals harvested and validated the experiential expertise of people with diabetes mellitus. By harvesting how this target group exactly deals with (in this case) driving a car and working, others, who don’t have this experiential expertise yet, can learn. The main factors appeared to be the ability to anticipate and react to hypo attacks during the drive, adequately informing and instructing passengers, anticipating problems during job interviews, executing effective self-management activities to prevent hypo and hyper attacks on the work floor, and successfully negotiating with employers about adaptations of the work circumstances.

Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Knottnerus, Andre, Supervisor
  • van der Horst, Francesco, Supervisor
  • van den Akker, Marjan, Supervisor
Award date27 Nov 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789461591968
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • experiential expertise
  • driving
  • work

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