An analysis of the relationships between peer support and diabetes outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Mattacola [formerly Doe, Emily], Emily (2016) An analysis of the relationships between peer support and diabetes outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

This study explores the relationships between the various subtypes of global and diabetes-specific peer support and health outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Global peer support significantly predicted self-care and glycated haemoglobin, although no associations were identified for diabetes-specific support overall, nor its factors. When comparing participants with above or below average glycaemic control, significantly greater diabetes-specific support was reported in those with poorer control. It is suggested that this may be related to feelings of nagging, in which diabetes-specific support is perceived as harassment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Submission date: 10-Feb-2016; Acceptance date: 26-Apr-2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adherence; adolescence; diabetes; health psychology; social support
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: School of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Emily Doe
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 11:18
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 14:10
URI: http://bear.buckingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/186

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