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J Health Psychol. 2015 May;20(5):681-9. doi: 10.1177/1359105315573429.

Hope matters to the glycemic control of adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes.

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1
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil fabiomunhoz@hotmail.com.
2
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

This study investigated the association of hope and its factors with depression and glycemic control in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. A total of 113 patients were invited to participate. Significant negative correlations were found between hope and HbA1c and also between hope and depression. Hope showed a significant association with HbA1c and depression in the stepwise regression model. Among the hope factors, "inner positive expectancy" was significantly associated with HbA1c and depression. This study supports that hope matters to glycemic control and depression. Intervention strategies focusing on hope should be further explored.

KEYWORDS:

adolescence; chronic illness; depression; diabetes; hope

PMID:
25903254
DOI:
10.1177/1359105315573429
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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