Journal article

Adults With Diabetes Distress Often Want to Talk With Their Health Professionals About It: Findings From an Audit of 4 Australian Specialist Diabetes Clinics

Christel Hendrieckx, Jennifer A Halliday, Sienna Russell-Green, Neale Cohen, Peter G Colman, Alicia Jenkins, David O'Neal, Jane Speight

Canadian Journal of Diabetes | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: In an unselected clinical sample, we aimed to: 1) investigate the willingness of adults with diabetes to talk with their health professional(s) about their feelings and experiences living with diabetes, 2) assess the prevalence of impaired general emotional well-being and severe diabetes distress and 3) examine whether willingness to talk related to general and/or diabetes-specific emotional well-being. METHODS: Unselected adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) or type 2 diabetes (T2D) attending 4 Australian specialist diabetes clinics completed surveys about their experiences of, and preferences for, talking with their diabetes health professional(s) about their feelings and personal..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Elizabeth Maclean for data collection at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Daniel Calandro for data collection assistance at St Vincent's Hospital, Lucy Morrish for data collection assistance at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Stacey Black for data collection assistance at Werribee and Laura Smith and Anna Scovelle for data entry assistance. We also thank the participants for their contribution to this project. C.H., J.H., S.R.G. and J.S. are supported by core funding provided to the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes by Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University.