The "Diabetes Negative Cognition Scale" (DNCS), with seven clusters and 26 items (J. Japan Diab. Soc. 56), was used to compare the clinical characteristics of subgroups of diabetes patients classified by type (diabetes type 1 or 2), gender, age, and treatment. Patients with type 1 diabetes had significantly higher scores than patients with type 2 diabetes in the following clusters: "Absence of a reason for living" and "Sense of alienation". Patients with type 2 diabetes patients had significantly higher scores for "Burden of diabetes", "Distrust toward medical treatment", and "Rejection of antidiabetic drugs or insulin". In both types 1 and 2, women had significantly higher scores than men for "Burden of diabetes" and "Sense of alienation". For type 2 diabetes, patients undergoing insulin therapy had significantly higher scores than the other treatment groups for "Absence of a reason for living", "Burden of diabetes", "Distrust toward medical treatment", and "Sense of alienation" and had a significantly lower score for "Rejection of antidiabetic drugs or insulin". The DNC score reflects the burden felt by diabetes patients. Referring to these findings, which clarify the differences among the various diabetes subgroups, will allow us to deal with our patients more appropriately, which will lead to more desirable outcomes.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Comparative Study on the Psychological Aspects of Diabetes Patients Using the "Diabetes Negative Cognition Scale"|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the Japan Diabetes Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|