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 Zahedanâ€™s Diabetes Center from 10/11/2015 to 03/02/2016 included in the study. The Ryffâ€™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.Â