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TitleFamily and couple variables regarding adherence in Type 2 diabetes patients in the initial stages of the disease
Author(s)Pereira, M. Graça
Pedras, Susana
Ferreira, Gabriela Maria Magalhães
Machado, José C.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Follow-Up studies
Middle Aged
Patient compliance
Stress, Psychological
Adaptation, Psychological
Interpersonal relations
Social support
Issue dateJan-2019
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Abstract(s)This study analyzed which family and couple variables predicted adherence to standard care treatment, in patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The sample comprised 224 dyads assessed during the first year of diagnosis (T1) and 4 months later (T2). The results showed that family stress, dyadic adjustment, family coping, and positive support assessed by patients at T1 predicted medication adherence and glucose monitoring at T2. Positive support and dyadic adjustment, assessed by partners at T1, predicted patients' adherence to glucose monitoring and diet at T2. This study highlights the important role of the partner in patient`s adherence. Therefore, standard care in type 2 diabetes should be offered in the context of the dyad.
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