This is a research study on the effects of personality and diabetes distress on glycemic control and self-care in diabetes.
The study is being conducted by Emma Nieminen (email@example.com), an undergraduate student in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Supervising this project is Dr Alex Weiss. This project has been approved by the Psychology Research Ethics Committee.
In this study, you will be asked to do the following:
- answer demographic questions about yourself and your medical history
- answer a personality questionnaire
- answer a questionnaire on distress caused by diabetes
- answer self-care questions about your diabetes care
The study typically takes around 20 minutes to complete.
The purpose of this study is to look at the effect of personality and diabetes distress on glycemic control (as measured by HbA1c) and self-care in diabetes. The researchers hypothesis that higher levels of diabetes distress and certain personality factors are associated with poorer glycemic control and self-care. Your participation will allow the researchers to establish whether these connections exist, and if they do, how strong they are. This will provide insight into preventing diabetes distress as well as preventative measures for individuals who exhibit certain personality characteristics.