Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes : results from Diabetes MILES—Australia

Holmes-Truscott, Elizabeth, Browne, Jessica L., Pouwer, Frans, Speight, Jane and Cummins, Robert A. 2016, Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes : results from Diabetes MILES—Australia, Journal of happiness studies, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 1205-1217, doi: 10.1007/s10902-015-9638-4.

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Title Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes : results from Diabetes MILES—Australia
Author(s) Holmes-Truscott, ElizabethORCID iD for Holmes-Truscott, Elizabeth
Browne, Jessica L.ORCID iD for Browne, Jessica L.
Pouwer, Frans
Speight, JaneORCID iD for Speight, Jane
Cummins, Robert A.ORCID iD for Cummins, Robert A.
Journal name Journal of happiness studies
Volume number 17
Issue number 3
Start page 1205
End page 1217
Total pages 13
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dodrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-06
ISSN 1389-4978
Keyword(s) depression
personal wellbeing index
subjective wellbeing
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes
Summary This study examines the subjective wellbeing of Australian adults with diabetes who completed the Diabetes MILES—Australia survey, investigating by diabetes type and treatment, and by comparing with the subjective wellbeing of the general Australian adult population. In addition, the extent to which depression and socio-demographic factors account for subjective wellbeing is investigated. People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have significantly lower subjective wellbeing compared to the general population, even after controlling for covariates (demographic and socio-economic status, diabetes duration, body mass index, number of diabetes-related complications, and depression). Furthermore, adults with type 2 diabetes using insulin to manage their condition report the lowest levels of subjective wellbeing, and are also most likely to report dissatisfaction with their current health. These findings suggest that living with diabetes, and in particular, living with type 2 diabetes and using insulin, strongly challenges the maintenance of subjective wellbeing.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10902-015-9638-4
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920104 Diabetes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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