The effects of social support on health, well-being and management of diabetes mellitus: a black South African perspective.

@article{Westaway2005TheEO,
  title={The effects of social support on health, well-being and management of diabetes mellitus: a black South African perspective.},
  author={Margaret Sandra Westaway and John R Seager and Paul Rheeder and D G van Zyl},
  journal={Ethnicity & health},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={73-89}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the underlying dimensions of a social support measure and investigate the effects of social support on health, well-being and management of diabetes mellitus (metabolic control and blood pressure (BP) control). DESIGN A cross-sectional, analytical design was used with a structured questionnaire, comprising demographic characteristics, the MOS Social Support Survey scale and the health perceptions and mental health sub-scales from the SF-20. SETTING Two outpatient… CONTINUE READING

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