Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Health Services Research & Development

Go to the ORD website
Go to the QUERI website

HSR&D Citation Abstract

Search | Search by Center | Search by Source | Keywords in Title

Positive emotional health and diabetes care: concepts, measurement, and clinical implications.

Robertson SM, Stanley MA, Cully JA, Naik AD. Positive emotional health and diabetes care: concepts, measurement, and clinical implications. Psychosomatics. 2012 Jan 1; 53(1):1-12.

Dimensions for VA is a web-based tool available to VA staff that enables detailed searches of published research and research projects.

If you have VA-Intranet access, click here for more information vaww.hsrd.research.va.gov/dimensions/

VA staff not currently on the VA network can access Dimensions by registering for an account using their VA email address.
   Search Dimensions for VA for this citation
* Don't have VA-internal network access or a VA email address? Try searching the free-to-the-public version of Dimensions



Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Numerous studies describe the effect of emotional problems, including diabetes-related distress and depression, on diabetes outcomes. Little attention has been devoted to positive emotional health and its potential role in facilitating patients'' self-management and improved outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This review describes the conceptualization and measurement of three empirically-tested aspects of positive emotional health (well-being, positive affect, resilience) in the diabetes literature and their relationship to diabetes outcomes. METHOD: A literature review was conducted using PubMed and the Cochrane Library databases from 1970 to January 2011 to identify studies focused on well-being, positive affect, and resilience in diabetes patients. RESULTS: Twenty-two studies were identified based on our inclusion criteria. Well-being studies were least likely to include conceptualizations and relied on two primary measurement instruments compared to more heterogeneous presentations found in positive affect and resilience studies. All three aspects of positive emotional health were linked to health-related outcomes and self-management. CONCLUSION: Positive emotional health may facilitate chronic care self-management and improved health outcomes. We present a model to guide future research and intervention development efforts designed to enhance positive emotional health.





Questions about the HSR&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.