Mediation by illness perceptions of the association between the doctor-patient relationship and diabetes-related distress

Harriet Bridges, Michael Smith

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Abstract

The quality of the doctor–patient relationship has been shown to impact upon a number of health outcomes in diabetes, including psychological well-being. This cross-sectional study investigated illness perceptions as mediators of the association between the doctor–patient relationship and diabetes-related distress. Individuals with diabetes completed questionnaires which measured the perceptions of their relationship with their doctor, diabetes-related distress and illness perceptions. The association between doctor–patient relationship and diabetes-related distress was fully mediated by Personal Control, suggesting that the individuals’ beliefs surrounding their capacity to control their diabetes mediate the association between the doctor–patient relationship and diabetes-related distress.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1956-1965
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume21
Issue number9
Early online date6 Feb 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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