Diabetes Distress and Depressive Symptoms : A Dyadic Investigation of Older Patients and Their Spouses

@inproceedings{Franks2010DiabetesDA,
  title={Diabetes Distress and Depressive Symptoms : A Dyadic Investigation of Older Patients and Their Spouses},
  author={Melissa M. Franks and Todd J Lucas and Mary Ann Parris Stephens},
  year={2010}
}
In this dyadic study, we examined diabetes distress experienced by male and female patients and their spouses (N = 185 couples), and its association with depressive symptoms using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model. Diabetes-related distress reported by both patients and spouses was associated with each partner’s own depressive symptoms (actor effects) but generally was not associated with the other’s depressive symptoms (partner effects). Moreover, diabetes distress was associated with