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Journal:   IRAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (IJN)   FEBRUARY 2013 , Volume 25 , Number 80; Page(s) 24 To 33.
 
Paper: 

COPING STYLES AND SELF-CARE BEHAVIORS AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS

 
 
Author(s):  MOHAMADZADEH S.*, EZATTI ZH., ABEDSAEIDI ZH., NASIRI N.
 
* MEDICAL SURGICAL DEPT., FACULTY OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, SHAHID BEHESHTY UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Aims: Afflict by diabetes and patient’s commitment for self-care, induces much stress in routine life which requires the use of coping styles for adaption. The aim of this study was to determine correlation between coping styles and self-care behaviors among diabetic patients.
Material & Methods: In this descriptive-correlational study, 275 type 1 and2 diabetic patients were selected by convenience sampling from Taleghani hospital in Tehran. Data was collected by “Summary of Diabetes Selfcare Activity Measure ”and” Jalowice Coping Scale” and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS-PC (v.16).
Results: The findings showed that there has been a positive significant correlation between Confrontive (r=0.28, p<0.05), Optimistic (r=0.28, p<0.01), Supportant (r=0.31, p<0.01) and Self-reliant (r=0.25, p<./01) coping styles and self-care behaviors. Moreover, there was negative correlation between Emotive (r=-0.18, p<0.05) and Evasive (r=-0.34, p<0.01) coping styles and self-care behaviors. There was also a significant correlation between total self-care behaviors and coping styles (r=0.26, p=0.018).
Conclusion: According to the findings, clinical staff especially nurses can improve the self-care and adaption among diabetic patients by encouraging them to apply effective coping methods.

 
Keyword(s): COPING STYLES, SELF-CARE BEHAVIOR, DIABETIC PATIENTS
 
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