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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Couples living with type 1 diabetes : an integrative review of the impacts on health and wellbeing
Authors: Messina, A.
Due-Christensen, M.
Keller-Senn, Anita
Polek, E.
Fantini, M.P.
Sturt, J.
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3400
Published in: Journal of Health Psychology
Page(s): 1
Pages to: 26
Issue Date: 21-Dec-2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Sage
ISSN: 1359-1053
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 616: Internal medicine and diseases
Abstract: Impacts of type 1 diabetes and relationship factors on health and wellbeing of both persons with diabetes and partners (T1D partners) have not been investigated. Integrative review methods evaluated the evidence. From 323 titles, we included 24 studies involving 16,083 persons with diabetes and 1020 T1D partners. Studies were quantitative (n = 13), qualitative (n = 9) and mixed methods (n = 2). Maintaining resilient, good quality, intimate relationships optimises physical and psychological outcomes for persons with diabetes. Partners experience disturbed sleep and while general psychological health is maintained, distress surrounding hypoglycaemia is overwhelming for over a third of partners. Nurturing quality relationships could reap significant health benefits.
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Developing brief emergency care interventions to reduce severe hypoglycaemia
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