The impact of apathy on glycemic control in diabetes: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Padala2008TheIO,
  title={The impact of apathy on glycemic control in diabetes: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Prasad R Padala and Cyrus V. Desouza and Stephanie Almeida and Vijay Shivaswamy and Krishan Ariyarathna and Lance Rouse and William M. J. Burke and Frederick Petty},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={37-41}
}
OBJECTIVE Diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem with a prevalence of 6-7%. Self-care behaviors play a major role in the control of diabetes. Apathy is characterized by loss of initiative and motivation. Apathy may interfere with self-care behavior and glycemic control. The primary objective was to determine the prevalence of apathy in patients with diabetes. The secondary objective was to determine if there was an association between clinically significant apathy and factors that… CONTINUE READING

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