Journal article

Moderating the relationship between diabetes distress and mastery: the role of depression and empowerment.

Karen McGuigan, Alyson Hill, Vivien Coates, Maurice O'Kane, David R Thompson, Chantal F Ski, Deirdre McCay

Psychol Health Med | Published : 2021


Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition primarily self-managed by the individual. Mastery is a protective factor linked to better control of chronic conditions, effective self-management and improved medication adherence. Mastery appears increasingly important as treatment regimens and self-management demands become more complex and burdensome. Diabetes distress negatively impacts self-management, glycaemic control and treatment adherence. Understanding the relationship between diabetes distress and mastery may provide opportunities to improve condition management and adherence . This relationship may be impacted by other factors affecting the individual's perceived sense of control over thei..

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