A cognitive conceptualization of depression in adults with diabetes mellitus

Drake, Bradley Stuart (2003-11)

Thesis (MA)--University of Stellenbosch, 2003.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Individuals diagnosed with diabetes mellitus are at an increased risk for developing depression. According to the literature, depression in diabetes mellitus has been associated with a poorer quality of life, poorer regimen adherence, poorer adjustment to diabetes, poorer glycaemic control, and an increased risk of developing diabetes related complications. While the role of certain psychosocial determinants in the onset and maintenance of depression has been investigated, mental health professionals and researchers have neglected the task of conceptualizing the relationship between depression and diabetes from a psychological perspective. This assignment presents a psychological conceptualization of the relationship between diabetes and depression, using Beck's (1967, 1979) cognitive model of depression as a framework. This conceptualization may serve as a means of theoretically understanding the relationship between these two conditions and as a framework in directing future research on this relationship.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Individue wat met diabetes mellitus gediagnoseer word, toon 'n verhoogde risiko om depressie te ontwikkel. Volgens die literatuur word depressie in diabetes mellitus geassosieer met 'n swakker lewensgehelte, swakker nakoming van behandeling, swakker aanpassing by diabetes, swakker glisemie-kontrole, en 'n verhoogde risiko om diabetes verwante komplikasies te ontwikkel. Hoewel die rol van bepaalde psigososiale verandelikes in die ontstaan en instandhouding van depressie reeds ondersoek is, is min nog gedoen oor 'n konseptualisering van die assosiasie tussen diabetes en depressie. Hierdie werkstuk handeloor 'n konseptualisering van die verband tussen diabetes en depressie, gebaseer op Beck (1967, 1979) se kognitiewe model van depressie. Die konseptualisering dien as 'n naamwerk om hierdie verband te verstaan en toekomstige narvorsing hieroor te rig.

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