Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 2S, P88-105 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0095 View full text
Michael S. Spencer, Edith C. Kieffer, Brandy R. Sinco, Gloria Palmisano, J. Ricardo Guzman, Sherman A. James, Gwendolyn Graddy-Dansby, Jacqueline Two Feathers, Michele Heisler

Abstract: This study examines baseline levels and correlates of diabetes-related emotional distress among inner-city African Americans and Hispanics with type 2 diabetes. The Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) scale, which measures diabetes-related emotional distress, was administered to 180 African American and Hispanic adults participating in the REACH Detroit Partnership. We examined bivariate and multivariate associations between emotional distress and biological, psychosocial, and quality of health care variables for…

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