Title

The relationship between psychological factors and diabetes control

Date of Award

2000

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Counseling Psychology

First Committee Member

Kent Burnett, Committee Chair

Abstract

The role of perceived stress, perceived social support, depression, optimism, and spiritual faith in diabetes control was examined utilizing subject responses on the Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD). Seventy-eight subjects diagnosed with type 2 diabetes participated in the study. Multiple regression methods were used to calculate moderator effects of perceived social support and optimism on perceived stress and depression, respectively, and to determine the relative contribution of all five factors to diabetes control. The hypotheses were not supported as there were no significant direct or interaction effects. Future research directions include examination of interrelationships between treatment regimen compliance and psychological factors in diabetes control, increased specificity of constructs studied, examination of additional relevant scales on the MBMD, and increased controls.

Keywords

Psychology, Clinical

Link to Full Text

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