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Gac Sanit. 2015 Jul-Aug;29(4):300-3. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2015.02.005. Epub 2015 Mar 14.

[Emotional distress and quality of life in people with diabetes and their families].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Departamento de Comunicación y Psicología Social, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, España. Electronic address: marina.belendez@ua.es.
2
Asociación Navarra de Diabetes, Pamplona, España.
3
Federación de Diabéticos Españoles, Madrid, España.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The daily experience of living with diabetes can adversely affect the quality of life of people with diabetes and their families. We present the results for Spain of the DAWN2 study related to quality of life and wellbeing of patients and their families.

METHODS:

The DAWN2 study is an observational, cross-sectional study. In the present study, we used the Spanish sample of patients (N=502) and their relatives (N=123).

RESULTS:

A total of 13.9% of patients were at risk of possible depression while 50.0% of people with diabetes and 45.5% of family members reported a high level of diabetes-related emotional stress.

CONCLUSIONS:

People with diabetes experience high levels of stress and the psychosocial impact of diabetes also affects family members.

KEYWORDS:

Calidad de vida; Chronic disease; Diabetes mellitus; Enfermedad crónica; Estrés psicológico; Hipoglucemia; Hypoglycemia; Psychological stress; Quality of life

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PMID:
25778636
DOI:
10.1016/j.gaceta.2015.02.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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