Spousal Support and Satisfaction with Healthcare Services as Moderators between Psychological Morbidity and Adherence to Diet in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Objectives: This study analyzed the moderating role of partners' support and satisfaction with healthcare services in the relationship between psychological morbidity and adherence to diet in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Methods: Participants were 387 recently diagnosed T2DM patients that answered the following instruments: Revised Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Measure, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scales, Multidimensional Diabetes Questionnaire and Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire. Results: Partners' positive and negative support moderated the relationship between psychological morbidity and adherence to diet. Satisfaction with healthcare services also moderated the relationship between psychological morbidity and adherence to diet. Conclusions: Intervention programs to promote adherence to diet in patients with type 2 diabetes should focus on partners' support and patient satisfaction with healthcare services.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Applied Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Publication date: 01 July 2014
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