Assessing psychosocial distress in diabetes: development of the diabetes distress scale.

@article{Polonsky2005AssessingPD,
  title={Assessing psychosocial distress in diabetes: development of the diabetes distress scale.},
  author={William H Polonsky and Lawrence Fisher and Jay E. Earles and Robert J Dudl and Joel Lees and Joseph P Mullan and Richard Alan Jackson},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          626-31
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the development of the Diabetes Distress Scale (DDS), a new instrument for the assessment of diabetes-related emotional distress, based on four independent patient samples. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In consultation with patients and professionals from multiple disciplines, a preliminary scale of 28 items was developed, based a priori on four distress-related domains: emotional burden subscale, physician-related distress subscale, regimen… CONTINUE READING

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