The influence of health threat communication and personality traits on personal models of diabetes in newly diagnosed diabetic patients.

@article{Lawson2007TheIO,
  title={The influence of health threat communication and personality traits on personal models of diabetes in newly diagnosed diabetic patients.},
  author={Valerie L. Lawson and Christine E Bundy and John N. Harvey},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={883-91}
}
BACKGROUND Personal models of diabetes, i.e. patients' beliefs about symptoms, treatment effectiveness, consequences (impact on life, seriousness) and emotional response to possible short- and long-term complications, have been associated with diabetes self-care behaviours. Little work has examined potential determinants of personal models. AIMS To examine the influence of health threat communication and personality traits on personal models in newly diagnosed patients. METHODS Newly… CONTINUE READING

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