Mediation by illness perceptions of the association between the doctor-patient relationship and diabetes-related distress

Bridges, Harriet and Smith, Michael (2016) Mediation by illness perceptions of the association between the doctor-patient relationship and diabetes-related distress. Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (9). pp. 1956-1965. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

The quality of the doctor–patient relationship has been shown to impact upon a number of health outcomes in diabetes, including psychological well-being. This cross-sectional study investigated illness perceptions as mediators of the association between the doctor–patient relationship and diabetes-related distress. Individuals with diabetes completed questionnaires which measured the perceptions of their relationship with their doctor, diabetes-related distress and illness perceptions. The association between doctor–patient relationship and diabetes-related distress was fully mediated by Personal Control, suggesting that the individuals’ beliefs surrounding their capacity to control their diabetes mediate the association between the doctor–patient relationship and diabetes-related distress.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetes, distress, doctor–patient relationship, illness perceptions
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 10:59
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 00:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26941

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