Personal Models for Diabetes in Context and Patients’ Health Status

@article{Lange2006PersonalMF,
  title={Personal Models for Diabetes in Context and Patients’ Health Status},
  author={Lori Jean Lange and John D. Piette},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={29},
  pages={239-253}
}
In a diverse sample of 452 adult diabetes patients, we investigated: (1) personal model dimensions for diabetes and expanded upon the literature by indexing fatalism, (2) the relationship between contextual factors and patients’ beliefs about the seriousness and controllability of diabetes, and (3) the unique contribution of illness representation combinations to clinical outcomes when controlling for baseline disease severity. Major categories of predictors included patients’ sociocultural… CONTINUE READING

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