Ethnic aspects of emotional distress in patients with diabetes - the Amsterdam Health Monitor Study

F. Pouwer, H.A.H. Wijnhoven, J.K. Ujcic-Voortman, M. de Wit, M.T. Schram, C.A. Baan, F.J. Snoek

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Abstract

Aims: Depression and anxiety are relatively common in patients with diabetes, but it is unclear whether migrant patients with diabetes are at increased risk for emotional distress. We determined levels of emotional distress in patients with diabetes with a Turkish, Moroccan or Dutch ethnic background and compare distress levels with healthy control subjects. Among patients with diabetes, we examined demographic and clinical correlates of higher levels of emotional distress. Methods: Cross-sectional data were collected within the framework of the population-based Amsterdam Health Monitor Survey. Adult participants were interviewed to assess demographics, presence of chronic disease(s) and ethnic background. Emotional distress was determined with the Kessler psychological distress scale. Blood was drawn to determine HbA
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E25-E31
JournalDiabetic Medicine
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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