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Personal accounts of the negative and adaptive psychosocial experiences of people with diabetes in the second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN2) Study

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DAWN2 is a global study (17 countries) conducted in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation, the International Alliance of Patient Organizations, the Steno Diabetes Center and other national, regional and global partners.

The aim of this paper was to identify the psychosocial experiences of diabetes, including negative accounts of diabetes and adaptive ways of coping from the perspective of the person with diabetes, using data on the 8,596 participants with diabetes (1,368 - type 1 diabetes and 7,228  - type 2 diabetes) in the DAWN2 study.

Analysis of qualitative data identified "... two negative psychosocial themes: 1) anxiety/fear, worry about hypoglycemia and complications of diabetes, depression, and negative moods/hopelessness and 2) discrimination at work and public misunderstanding about diabetes. Two psychosocial themes demonstrated adaptive ways of coping with diabetes: 1) having a positive outlook and sense of resilience in the midst of having diabetes and 2) receiving psychosocial support through caring and compassionate family, friends, health care professionals, and other people with diabetes".

To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc13-2536 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.

Stuckey, H.L., et al. (2014). Personal accounts of the negative and adaptive psychosocial experiences of people with diabetes in the second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN2) Study. Diabetes Care, 37(9), 2466-2474.