Prospective study on influence of psychosocial factors on glycemic control in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes.

@article{Nakahara2006ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study on influence of psychosocial factors on glycemic control in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Rika Nakahara and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi and Hiroaki Kumano and Yoko Hara and Hiroyuki Suematsu and Tomifusa Kuboki},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={240-6}
}
The authors prospectively assessed the causal relationship between psychosocial factors and glycemic control in 256 Japanese outpatients with Type 2 diabetes. Using structural-equation modeling, they first developed a causal model in which glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)) at 6 months after assessment was influenced by the baseline psychosocial factors. Then, the reliability of the causal model was investigated with measurement of HbA(1c) at 12 months after baseline. Self-efficacy directly… CONTINUE READING

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