publication . Article . 1988

social environment and regimen adherence among type ii diabetic patients

R. E. Glasgow; D. J. Toobert;
  • Published: 01 May 1988 Journal: Diabetes Care, volume 11, pages 377-386 (issn: 0149-5992, eissn: 1935-5548, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association
We investigated the reliability and predictive validity of several measures of the social environment using a sample of 127 adults with type II (non-insulindependent) diabetes. Of particular interest was a revised scale of family support for performing diabetes self-care behaviors. Across four different aspects of the diabetes regimen, it was consistently found that regimen-specific measures of family support differentiated subjects who were low, medium, or high on adherence better than global family-support scores. Social-environment measures were generally successful in predicting a subject9s level of regimen adherence after accounting for variance attributabl...
free text keywords: Clinical psychology, Stress measures, Family support, Social environment, Predictive validity, Regimen, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, business.industry, business, Internal medicine
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