Beliefs about insulin as a predictor of fear of hypoglycaemia

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Title: Beliefs about insulin as a predictor of fear of hypoglycaemia
Authors: Beléndez, Marina | Hernández Mijares, Antonio
Research Group/s: Psicología Social y Salud
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Comunicación y Psicología Social
Keywords: Beliefs about medicines | Diabetes | Fear of hypoglycaemia | Treatment perceptions | Worry
Knowledge Area: Psicología Social
Date Created: 2009
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: BELÉNDEZ VÁZQUEZ, Marina; HERNÁNDEZ MIJARES, Antonio. "Beliefs about insulin as a predictor of fear of hypoglycaemia". Chronic Illness. OnlineFirst November 19, 2009. ISSN 1742-3953
Abstract: The present study extends previous research by exploring the predictive value of beliefs about insulin therapy in fear of hypoglycaemia (FoH). Data were collected on 81 Spanish adults (aged 18–58 years) with type 1 diabetes. Participants completed a survey questionnaire containing the following measures: state-trait anxiety inventory, beliefs about medicines questionnaire (specific scale), a modified version of the FoH Survey (worry scale) and different questions about demographic and clinical information (duration of diabetes, daily shots of insulin, severe hypoglycaemic episodes, metabolic control). Regression analyses showed that history of severe hypoglycaemic episodes and concerns about insulin therapy had the most predictive influence on FoH. Treatment perceptions, particularly concerns about insulin, were related to reported FoH. However, FoH is a complex phenomenon and more research is needed in order to gain a better understanding of its predictors and correlates.
Sponsor: Generalitat Valenciana, Spain (Proyect GV00-056-7).
ISSN: 1742-3953 (Print) | 1745-9206 (Online)
DOI: 10.1177/1742395309346464
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Copyright © 2009 by SAGE Publications
Peer Review: si
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