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Gaceta Sanitaria

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BELENDEZ VAZQUEZ, Marina; LORENTE ARMENDARIZ, Iñaki  and  MADERUELO LABRADOR, Mercedes. Emotional distress and quality of life in people with diabetes and their families. Gac Sanit [online]. 2015, vol.29, n.4, pp.300-303. ISSN 0213-9111.

Objective: The daily experience of living with diabetes can adversely affect the quality of life of people with diabetes and their families. We present the results for Spain of the DAWN2 study related to quality of life and wellbeing of patients and their families. Methods: The DAWN2 study is an observational, cross-sectional study. In the present study, we used the Spanish sample of patients (N = 502) and their relatives (N = 123). Results: A total of 13.9% of patients were at risk of possible depression while 50.0% of people with diabetes and 45.5% of family members reported a high level of diabetes-related emotional stress. Conclusions: People with diabetes experience high levels of stress and the psychosocial impact of diabetes also affects family members.

Keywords : Diabetes mellitus; Quality of life; Psychological stress; Chronic disease; Hypoglycemia.

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