Mortality and morbidity aspects of self-care and barriers to accessing healthcare among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: novel applications in the Saudi and Swedish context
This research is a result of a collaboration between academic institutes in Saudi Arabia and University of Gothenburg (GU). The research work is performed by a GU-based PhD student including field visits and data collection in Saudi Arabia. The overarching aim of this research is to identify the morbidity and mortality aspects of self-care and barriers to accessing healthcare among T2DM in Saudi Arabia. This research will employ novel verbal autopsy methods to explore the community perception of causes of deaths due to T2DM and to investigate social and health system causes of death, as informed by the deceased relatives, as a form of monitoring barriers to access T2DM health care services in Saudi Arabia. This tool has potential for scaling up to national level as it can be easily integrated into the national civil registration system.