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The role of social support and coping strategies in the prediction of psychological well-being in type 2 diabetic patients of Zahedan

Azizollah Mojahed, Mahbubeh Fallah , Alireza Ganjali, Zahra Heidari

Azizollah Mojahed
Health Promotion Research Center, Department of Clinical Psychology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

Mahbubeh Fallah
Medical school, Department of clinical psychology, Zahedan university of medical sciences, Zahedan, Iran. Email: mahbubeh.fallah.fm@zaums.ac.ir

Alireza Ganjali
Health Promotion Research Center, Department of Clinical Psychology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

Zahra Heidari
Department of endocrinology and metabolism, Zahedan university of Medical sciences, Zahedan, Iran
Online First: January 26, 2019 | Cite this Article
Mojahed, A., Fallah, M., Ganjali, A., Heidari, Z. 2019. The role of social support and coping strategies in the prediction of psychological well-being in type 2 diabetic patients of Zahedan. Bali Medical Journal 8(1): 281-286. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v8i1.663


Background: The necessity of studying the concept of social support in well-being experiences is evident by the theoretical and practical nature of psychological well-being including interpersonal relations and support. Social support can diminish the adverse effects of chronic diseases and help patients cope with their condition more effectively.

Aim: The aim of this study is examine the role of social support and coping strategies in the prediction of psychological well-being in type 2 diabetic patients of the city of Zahedan, Iran.

Methods: The studied sample included 225 type 2 diabetic patients. All patients referred to the Aliasghar Hospital of Zahedan’s Diabetes Center from 10/11/2015 to 03/02/2016 included in the study. The Ryff’s 18-item Psychological Well-being Scales, the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), and the Coping Strategies Questionnaire administered to the subjects (N=225), and the scores were analyzed using inferential statistics (correlation coefficient and stepwise multivariate regression analysis).

Results: The Results suggested that there was a significant positive correlation between social support and coping strategies with psychological well-being. Results from the regression analysis demonstrated that from six predictor variables out of a 12-variable model, the perceived support from a significant other, avoidance-oriented coping, emotion-oriented coping, and perceived family support can predict 25.4% of the psychological well-being of type 2 diabetic patients, respectively, regarding their predictive power.

Conclusion: According to the results, it can concluded that there is a relationship between social support and coping strategies with psychological well-being. 

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