Ethnic differences in psychological outcomes among people with diabetes

USA results from the second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes, and Needs (DAWN2) study

Mark Peyrot, Leonard E. Egede, Carlos Campos, Anthony J. Cannon, Martha M. Funnell, William C. Hsu, Laurie Ruggiero, Linda M. Siminerio, Heather Stuckey

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Objective: To assess differences in psychological outcomes as well as risk and protective factors for these outcomes among several USA ethnic groups and identify correlates of these psychological outcomes among adults with diabetes in the second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN2∗) study. Research design and methods: The core USA DAWN2 sample was supplemented by independent samples of specific ethnic minority groups, yielding a total of 447 White non-Hispanics, 241 African Americans, 194 Hispanics, and 173 Chinese Americans (n=1055). Multivariate analysis examined ethnic differences in psychological outcomes and risk/protective factors (disease, demographic and socioeconomic factors, health status and healthcare access/utilization, subjective burden of diabetes and social support/burden). Separate analyses were performed on each group to determine whether risk/protective factors differed across ethnic groups. Main outcome measures: Psychological outcomes include well-being, quality of life, impact of diabetes on life domains, diabetes distress, and diabetes empowerment. Clinical trial registration: NCT01507116. Results: Ethnic minorities tended to have better psychological outcomes than White non-Hispanics, although their diabetes distress was higher. Levels of most risk and protective factors differed significantly across ethnic groups; adjustment for these factors reduced ethnic group differences in psychological outcomes. Health status and modifiable diabetes-specific risk/protective factors (healthcare access/utilization, subjective diabetes burden, social support/burden) had strong associations with psychological outcomes, especially diabetes distress and empowerment. Numerous interactions between ethnicity and other correlates of psychological outcomes suggest that ethnic groups are differentially sensitive to various risk/protective factors. Potential limitations are the sample sizes and representativeness. Conclusions: Ethnic groups differ in their psychological outcomes. The risk/protective factors for psychological outcomes differ across ethnic groups and different ethnic groups are more/less sensitive to their influence. These findings can aid the development of strategies to overcome the most prominent and influential psychosocial barriers to optimal diabetes care within each ethnic group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2241-2254
Number of pages14
JournalCurrent Medical Research and Opinion
Volume30
Issue number11
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StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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Ethnic Groups
Psychology
Social Support
Health Status
Delivery of Health Care
Minority Groups
Asian Americans
Protective Factors
Hispanic Americans
African Americans
Sample Size
Research Design
Multivariate Analysis
Quality of Life
Demography
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Clinical Trials

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Peyrot, Mark ; Egede, Leonard E. ; Campos, Carlos ; Cannon, Anthony J. ; Funnell, Martha M. ; Hsu, William C. ; Ruggiero, Laurie ; Siminerio, Linda M. ; Stuckey, Heather. / Ethnic differences in psychological outcomes among people with diabetes : USA results from the second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes, and Needs (DAWN2) study. In: Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2014 ; Vol. 30, No. 11. pp. 2241-2254.
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In: Current Medical Research and Opinion, Vol. 30, No. 11, 01.11.2014, p. 2241-2254.

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