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Stress coping and social support in glucose tolerance abnormality

Authors
Journal
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
0022-3999
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-3999(98)00029-4
Keywords
  • Coping With Stress
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Glucose Tolerance Abnormality
  • Social Support
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract We examined coping with stress, including social support, dealing with illness, and mood states, in a sample of 600 persons who underwent primary health-care screening. Subjects were not yet diagnosed as having glucose tolerance abnormality and considered themselves healthy before the examination. Although no significant differences on the existence and perception of social support were found, the utilization of social support was significantly and negatively correlated with the level of glucose tolerance abnormality. The results suggest that poor utilization of social support is associated with the onset of glucose tolerance abnormality.

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