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Social support and personal models of diabetes in relation to self-care and well-being in adolescents with type I diabetes mellitus

Social support and personal models of diabetes in relation to self-care and well-being in adolescents with type I diabetes mellitus
Social support and personal models of diabetes in relation to self-care and well-being in adolescents with type I diabetes mellitus
This study set out to examine whether peer support and illness representation mediates the link between family support, self-management and well-being. Seventy-four participants (12–18-years-old) with type I diabetes mellitus completed questionnaires assessing their self-management, depression, anxiety, perceived social support and personal models of diabetes. Perceived impact of diabetes, but not perceived seriousness, and peer support were significant predictors of depression. Family support was a significant predictor of all self-management measures. However, for dietary self-management this relationship was partially mediated by the perceived efficacy of treatment to control diabetes, but not efficacy of treatment to prevent complications.
0140-1971
703-715
Skinner, T. Chas
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Hampson, Sarah E.
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Skinner, T. Chas
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Hampson, Sarah E.
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Skinner, T. Chas and Hampson, Sarah E. (1998) Social support and personal models of diabetes in relation to self-care and well-being in adolescents with type I diabetes mellitus. Journal of Adolescence, 21 (6), 703-715. (doi:10.1006/jado.1998.0190).

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This study set out to examine whether peer support and illness representation mediates the link between family support, self-management and well-being. Seventy-four participants (12–18-years-old) with type I diabetes mellitus completed questionnaires assessing their self-management, depression, anxiety, perceived social support and personal models of diabetes. Perceived impact of diabetes, but not perceived seriousness, and peer support were significant predictors of depression. Family support was a significant predictor of all self-management measures. However, for dietary self-management this relationship was partially mediated by the perceived efficacy of treatment to control diabetes, but not efficacy of treatment to prevent complications.

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Published date: 1998

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Local EPrints ID: 18209
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18209
ISSN: 0140-1971
PURE UUID: e7f5129f-6b77-4fe7-9fdf-a5fa1b397d6d

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Date deposited: 27 Feb 2006
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:29

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