DIABETES RELATED EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND DEPRESSION: A STUDY OF PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS
International Journal of Advanced Research
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between diabetes-related emotional distress and depression in patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 435 adults with type 2 diabetes attending a private clinic at Srinagar city (J&K). Data on depression and diabetes-related emotional distress rates were collected using the BDI-II and PAID self-reported questionnaires. Pearson's Correlation coefficient and Stepwise multiple regression analyses
... e performed. Results: Educational status, comorbidity, and duration of diabetes were found to be significantly associated with diabetes related emotional distress and depression and while controlling these variables in the model of stepwise multiple regression, diabetes related emotional distress emerged as significant predictor of depression in type 2 diabetes. Conclusions: Findings support the routine screening of patients with diabetes for depression and diabetes-related emotional distress. The study can prove helpful to health care specialists who can play a key role in counseling the patients to promote positive behavioural change and supporting self management.