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  author={K. Madhu and G. R. Sridhar},
Coping is an essential mediator in adapting to chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. The psychological factors include adjustment to diabetes, quality of life and well-being. The locus of control also determines how an individual copes with the disease. Men were more effective in coping with diabetes and seemed to live more effectively with it. Therapeutic education has an influence on coping with diabetes. Group support for both adults and children is an adaptive and therapeutic… 

Social support and coping in adults with type 2 diabetes

The findings indicate that there is an inverse relationship between social support and coping, which suggests that an increase in social support is associated with a decrease in emotional distress and that health care providers should take cognisance of psychosocial factors in the treatment regime of the patient.

Coping responses as predictors of satisfaction with life amongst a group of patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus

The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which coping responses could predict the level of life satisfaction experienced by patients suffering from diabetes mellitus. A

Psychiatric co-morbidity & diabetes.

  • G. Sridhar
  • Medicine
    The Indian journal of medical research
  • 2007
Physicians caring for people with diabetes must be trained to recognize and manage co-morbid psychiatric conditions that commonly occur, and a biopsychosocial disease model for both conditions can leverage the social strengths and medical knowledge in developing countries.

Aging with Diabetes: Sense of Coherence and Satisfaction with Life in European Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Findings suggest that chronic diseases such as diabetes, as well as the existence of comorbidities, differently influence both SWL and SOC in the context of healthy aging in older populations.

Social Pathways in the Comorbidity between Type 2 Diabetes and Mental Health Concerns in a Pilot Study of Urban Middle- and Upper-Class Indian Women

It is concluded that both physical symptoms of diabetes and difficulties achieving socially important roles contribute to poor mental health among these diabetic women; further research will clarify the relationships among depression, anxiety, “tension,” and women's physically and socially mediated experiences of diabetes.

The experience of diabetic retinopathy: a qualitative study.

The findings highlight the importance of providing these individuals with appropriate professional support to facilitate the management of both diabetes and retinopathy.

Coping and satisfaction with life in diabetes

A non-experimental, cross-sectional design was adopted. The sample consisted of 154 individuals (62 Type I diabetics, 80 Type II diabetics, and 12 individuals for whom diagnostic information was not

Spirituality, Coping, and Resilience Among Rural Residents Living with Chronic Kidney Disease

As disenfranchised patients, they locally engaged in spirituality which mobilized personal and social resources and elicited support from a transcendent authority, and developed a heuristic and aesthetic understanding of disease, built resilience and self-care skills, and improved overall coping and survival.


The paper argues that certain changes to the built environment must be done to provide a healthy and safe environment for diabetic patients and the Islamic built laws would largely help in provisioning such healthy environment that helps people to live to abandon their bad habits and adopt healthier lifestyle.

The Impact of Built Environment on Diabetic Patients: The Case of Eastern Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

It is argued that certain changes to the built environment must be done and to provide a healthy and safe environment for diabetic patients to help these patients to abandon their bad habits and adopt healthier lifestyle.



Coping styles among adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

There is ample potential for improving active task orientation among adults with diabetes, and it should, however, be of some concern that improving active coping may be associated with an increase in self-blaming.

Family stress and resources: potential areas of intervention in children recently diagnosed with diabetes.

Examination of the relationships among family stress, family capabilities, and the health status of 53 children diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus suggests that family stress and resources are potential areas for social work intervention in children recently diagnosed with diabetes.

Situational obstacles to dietary adherence for adults with diabetes.

Adherence in Diabetes: Can We Define It and Can We Measure It?

A review of the adherence literature suggests that as a group, patients with diabetes are largely nonadherent, and the lack of a clearly defined set of self-care behaviors that comprise the diabetes regimen and the absence of reliable, valid measures of adherence make it difficult to interpret the results of these studies.

Effects of a Behavioral Intervention on Treatment Adherence and Stress Management in Adolescents With IDDM

The novelty of integrating several behavioral procedures within a wide-ranging package that affects aspects implied in diabetes control such as treatment adherence and stress management is introduced.

Predictors of Adherence to Nutrition Recommendations in People With Non- Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Patients with non-insulin- dependent diabetes mellitus participating in a contingency contracting intervention with nurses who reported higher regimen adherence and a higher support ratio were significantly less likely to engage in contingency contracting for adherence to nutrition recommendations.

The treatment of somatization: teaching techniques of reattribution.

Methodological Issues in Diabetes Research: Measuring adherence

The prevalence of nonadherence in IDDM and NIDDM populations and conceptual and methodological issues relevant to measuring diabetes regimen adherence are reviewed and directions for future research and suggestions for clinical practice are provided.

Adherence to Diabetes Regimens: Empirical Status and Clinical Applications

  • S. Kurtz
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The Diabetes educator
  • 1990
It is shown that studies relating to the Health Belief Model, social learning theory, and the psychology of interpersonal relationships that have sought to identify determinants of adherence behaviors have specific relevance to the clinical practice of diabetes education.