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BACKGROUND Depression is common among persons with diabetes and associated with adverse health outcomes. To date, little is known about the causal mechanisms that lead to depression in diabetes. The aim of the present study was to examine to which extent functional and self-rated health mediate the association between physical health and depressive symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of a secondary prevention program for patients suffering from chronic heart failure (CHF) was evaluated. PURPOSE The program aimed at improving participants' perceived health and actual physical symptoms. Insurants of a German health insurance company participated in a telephone counseling program with four modules focusing on(More)
PURPOSE Self-rated health (SRH) is a powerful predictor of health-related outcomes such as morbidity and mortality. Aim of the current study was to examine the role of comorbidity, well-being, functional health, and physical limitations as possible predictors of SRH in diabetes and chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS Three large samples with persons(More)
Thank you for your evaluation and your comments regarding ethical approval. We have now revised the methods section of our paper " Functional and Self-Rated Health Mediate the Association between Physical Indicators of Diabetes and Depressive Symptoms " to explain explicitly how the study was conducted concerning ethics approval. On pages 4 and 5 in the(More)
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