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Cognitive illness representation and anxiety in older men and women with type 2 diabetes.

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In the elderly, type 2 diabetes is a frequent chronic condition that requires the attention of health care. As patient involvement is a prerequisite for treatment, it seems crucial to assess psychosocial aspects, including patient's cognitive component of attitude towards the condition, as early as upon diagnosis. The aim of this study was to examine whether the cognitive illness representation in older female and male patients with type 2 diabetes is differentiated. Considering disease duration, we determined the effect of cognitive illness representation on older diabetes emotional wellbeing.

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Name: Psychogeriatrics : the official journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
ISSN: 1479-8301
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