This study examined reported post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who had no history of psychiatric diagnosis or treatment (n = 184, MHbA1c = 9.13%, standard deviation = 1.68). Participants reported moderate to severe intensity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (M = 19.17, SD = 17.58). Together, depressive and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms accounted for 10–40 percent of the variance in type 2 diabetes outcomes; post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms were associated with elevated diabetes distress and more frequent exercise and self-blood glucose testing (unique R2 ~ 3%). Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may be overlooked in type 2 diabetes among patients without formal psychiatric diagnoses, and warrant increased attention.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Health Psychology|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology