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Drustvena istrazivanja: Journal for General Social Issues, Vol.18 No.1-2 (99-100) April 2009.

Original scientific paper

Some Predictors of Styles of Coping with Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2

Antica PETRIČIĆ ; General Hospital, Zadar
Anita VULIĆ-PRTORIĆ ; University of Zadar, Zadar

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Abstracts
The aim of this study was to examine coping styles in regard
to diabetes type 1 and type 2, and to examine which are the
most important predictors of coping styles: social support,
personality traits, diabetes knowledge, years of illness or
some socio-demographic variables. 100 people with
diagnosis of diabetes (48 type 1 and 52 type 2) aged from
21 to 80 years participated in the study. We used four
questionnaires: the adapted version of Coping Orientation to
Problems Experienced (Hudek-Kne`evi} and Kardum, 2006),
Perceived Social Support Scale (Hudek-Kne`evi} and Kardum,
1993), Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (Eysenck and
Eysenck, 1975, according to Lojk, 1979), and the translated
and adapted version of Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire
(Taylor et al., 2003). The results indicate that some
differences in coping styles are the result of the type of
diabetes. Also we find a significant correlation between some
personality traits, perceived social support and styles of
coping with diabetes type 1 and type 2. The results suggest
that there are different predictive values of perceived social
support, personality traits, diabetes knowledge, years of
illness and some socio-demographic variables in regard to
the type of diabetes.

Keywords
diabetes; coping styles; social support

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