Carper, M., Traeger, L., Gonzalez, J., Wexler, D., Psaros,

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Carper, M., Traeger, L., Gonzalez, J., Wexler, D., Psaros, C., Safren, S. (2013). The differential associations of depression and diabetes distress with quality of life domains in type 2 diabetes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 501-510. http://ezproxy.deakin.edu.au/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=103944893&site=ehost-live&scope=site The article by Carper et al. (2014) discusses a research study, with the aim to establish domains of quality of life (QOL) that are significant for adults with diabetes and depressive symptoms and to determine the association of depression severity and diabetes distress which are relevant to domains of QOL. The author’s used a cross-sectional study design, and…show more content…
The author’s used a cross-sectional study design, and collected data over the phone utilising a range of assessment tools, including self rating depression scale to assess depressive symptoms, QOL and social support using self rating questionnaires. The authors recruited 667 people with type 2 diabetes. They were then split into 2 groups, including 295 participants with depressive symptoms and 372 participants without depressive symptoms. People were excluded from the study if they were hospitalised during the study period, or had already had a diagnosis of mental illness. The findings in this research concluded that higher salary and subjective social support improved QOL of participants with depressive symptom, while a history of diabetic complications, depressive symptoms and using hypoglycemic agents or insulin, impaired participants QOL. Limitations of this study include the use of self-reporting questionnaires as this have the potential of self-report response bias preventing a true indicator of the results. Schmitz, N., Gariépy, G., Smith, K., Malla, A., Boyer, R., Strychar, I., Lesage, A., & Wang, J. (2013). Longitudinal Relationships Between Depression and Functioning in People

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