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1- Psychology Department, Educational Sciences & Psychology Faculty, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
2- Psychology Department, Educational Sciences & Psychology Faculty, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran , abdkhoda@um.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2171 Views)
Aims: Diabetes, as a common metabolic disease, can have significant psychological consequences and cause problems in daily life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediator role of sense of coherence in the relationship between duration and number of physical complications of diabetes with mental health in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Instruments & Methods: In this descriptive-correlational study, 150 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus referred to Parsian Diabetes Clinic of Mashhad in 2015 were selected using available sampling. Data were collected using a checklist of demographic information and physical complications of diabetes, Sense of Coherence Scale (SOD) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Data were analyzed by Lisrel and SPSS 18 softwares, using Pearson correlation coefficient and path analysis method.
Findings: The duration of disease, the number of physical complications of diabetes and the lack of mental health had a negative and significant correlation with the sense of coherence. There was a positive and significant correlation between duration and number of physical complications of diabetes mellitus with mental health problems (p<0.01). The proposed model was good-fitting model. The indirect effect of duration and number of physical complications of diabetes mellitus on mental health was greater than their direct effect (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Sense of coherence as a mediator in the relationship between duration of disease and number of physical complications with mental health in type 2 diabetic patients plays an important role in controlling the physical and psychological complications of diabetes.
 
 
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2016/12/27 | Accepted: 2017/07/3 | Published: 2017/09/26