Moderating Role of Coping Mechanism Between Physical Self Care and Quality of Life Among Diabetic Patients

    Anam Khan(1), Dr. Adnan Adil(2*), Maryam Zulfiqar(3), Sadia Niazi(4), Saba Ghayas(5)

Abstract

Background: Diabetes is an important health issue, causing most of the other co-morbidities resulting in the high morbidity and mortality burden of any country. Diabetic patients need to engage in regular self-care behaviors with positive coping strategies to enjoy a better quality of life.

Objective: To study the moderating role of coping mechanism between physical self-care and quality of life among diabetic patients.

Study type, settings & duration: A cross-sectional study was conducted at different hospitals in the Lahore district from November 2020 to March 2021.  

Methodology: The present study recruited a sample of (N = 300) adults from different hospitals of Lahore using G*Power12 software, which indicated that for a moderation analysis, a small to medium effect size can reliably be detected in a sample of 284 individuals with 95% level of significance and a 95% power of the test. However, a larger sample of 300 diabetic adults was enrolled. The sample had equal representation of both men and women with an age of ≥ 30 years (M = 33.24 years, SD = 5.78 years). The data was collected from November 2020 to March 2021. The study sample was from the diagnosed patients of diabetes; they were aware of their chronic illness and were taking medicines regularly. The reported ailment was verified from their medical record. The Self-Care Inventory Scale, the Glucocoper Scale, and the Quality of Life Scale were used to measure physical self-care, coping mechanism, and quality of life respectively.

Results: The data was analyzed through ...........

Keywords: Coping mechanism, physical self-care, quality of life, diabetes

(1) Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha.
(2) Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha.
(3) Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha
(4) Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha.
(5) Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha.
(*) Corresponding Author

Author Biography

Dr. Adnan Adil, Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha.

Assistant Professor

Published
2021-10-25
How to Cite
Khan, A., Adil, A., Zulfiqar, M., Niazi, S., & Ghayas, S. (2021). Moderating Role of Coping Mechanism Between Physical Self Care and Quality of Life Among Diabetic Patients. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research, 60(3), 131-136. Retrieved from https://pjmr.org.pk/index.php/pjmr/article/view/181