Understandings of Type 2 Diabetes in 'at risk' families
1 September 2010 - 1 September 2012
Researcher: Dr Hannah Farrimond
Funding awarded to Exeter (total funding of £ 4,395)
Sponsor(s): Richard Benjamin Trust
About the research
This project aimed: a) to investigate the social representations of diabetes, inheritance and genetics amongst family members with familial diabetes risk; b) to explore the utility of social representations theory in explaining identity positioning within and between self-defining sub-groups (e.g. families); c) to feed back findings into clinical recommendations for family history interventions with ‘at risk’ families.