عواقب خلق و خوی اضطراب برای تشخیص بیماری، رفتار خود مدیریتی، و کیفیت زندگی در دیابت نوع 2
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|29591||2009||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||6242 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Volume 67, Issue 4, October 2009, Pages 297–305
Objective The purpose of this study is to examine the consequences of anxious temperament for disease detection, self-management behavior, and quality of life in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Method A sample of 204 individuals newly diagnosed with T2DM completed measures of anxious temperament, self-management behavior, and quality of life; participants also supplied a blood sample for glycated hemoglobin (A1C) analysis at initial diagnosis (baseline) and at 6-month follow-up (as indicators of disease progression at diagnosis and achieved glycemic control, respectively). Results Anxious temperament was inversely associated with A1C at both baseline and at 6-month follow-up. However, the association between anxious temperament and A1C at follow-up was mostly accounted for by the association between anxious temperament and baseline A1C and not by the uptake of self-management behaviors after diagnosis. Higher levels of anxious temperament were also associated with an increased likelihood of having been diagnosed with a prediabetic condition but were associated with poorer quality of life at both time points. Conclusion Anxious temperament appears to be a double-edged sword that may facilitate early detection but not subsequent behavioral or emotional adjustment to T2DM. Abbreviations A1C, glycated hemoglobin; BAS, Behavioral Approach Scale; BIS, Behavioral Inhibition Scale; BMI, body mass index; T2DM, Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a disorder of glucose metabolism that results in excess circulating blood glucose (hyperglycemia). In order to offset the potentially serious medical complications associated with prolonged hyperglycemia (e.g., cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and mortality;  and ), both early detection and appropriate self-management are imperative. To date, much research has focused on metabolic control following diagnosis, and indeed, psychological factors—including the presence of clinically significant psychopathology—can adversely impact glycemic control  and . However, given that the early signs of diabetes are subtle and nonspecific, everyday personality dispositions that sensitize individuals to symptom perception, symptom amplification, or symptom reporting may facilitate early diagnosis , which is desirable from a disease management perspective ,  and . As such, psychological factors may be implicated in both the initial detection of T2DM and its subsequent self-management. One way of approximating the progression of diabetes at diagnosis and achieved glycemic control postdiagnosis is the degree of hyperglycemia that is evident. The most objective measure of hyperglycemia is the glycated hemoglobin (A1C) value . A more elevated A1C value at diagnosis implies a delay in disease detection, while further elevation subsequent to diagnosis implies inadequate early management of the disease. In prior studies, A1C has been associated with certain psychological characteristics that may affect disease detection and management , , , ,  and . Of the many personality dimensions examined thus far, neuroticism—the propensity to feel generalized anxiety and other negative emotions—is the most consistent predictor of glycemia, as indexed by A1C ,  and . Specifically, those with T2DM who have higher levels of neuroticism tend to have lower A1C. This effect has been attributed to heightened motivation among more anxious individuals to adopt self-management behaviors in order to avoid feared adverse health outcomes associated with disease progression . However, to date, this hypothesized mediational model has not been tested empirically. In the current study, we endeavored to replicate the original anxiety–glycemia association observed in prior studies and to examine three potential mediational models to explain the effect. Anxious temperament and self-management According to Gray's Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST), human behavior is governed by two separable, biologically based motivational systems that determine the sensitivity of the organism to punishments and rewards in the environment  and . Given that the structure and function of these systems vary from individual to individual, the potency of each can also vary. It is this variability in potency that produces reliable individual differences in behavior that we know as personality. According to RST, the behavioral inhibition system (BIS) primarily drives sensitivity to punishments; those who have a strong BIS are prone to experience anxiety and demonstrate behavioral and cognitive tendencies that are inhibited and precautionary in nature (i.e., anxious in temperament). The behavioral approach system (BAS), on the other hand, drives sensitivity to rewards; those with a strong BAS are oriented toward hedonic experiences and tend to be behaviorally impulsive (i.e., impulsive in temperament). Such “hardwired” individual differences in emotionality, behavior, and cognition are evident at a very early age and manifest in many domains of life, including social interactions, academic achievement, and physical health trajectories  and . It has been suggested that anxious temperament—reflecting the operation of the BIS—may be adaptive in the context of diabetes management, because it could generate appropriate concern over disease outcomes (i.e., diabetes-related morbidity and mortality) and motivate quick adoption of self-management behaviors (e.g., attention to dietary choices, consistency in exercise behavior, and superior treatment adherence) that in turn contribute to improved glycemic control . This hypothesis would be consistent with previous findings of an inverse association between anxious temperament and A1C . The mechanism by which anxiety relates to glycemia is potentially complex. For example, anxiety may facilitate attention to threat and thereby motivate behavioral avoidance responses . However, both cognitive hypervigilance and behavioral avoidance can be adaptive or maladaptive. Adaptive avoidance behaviors will help an individual to avoid truly harmful objects and potentially dangerous situations. Defensive avoidance, on the other hand, functions primarily to reduce the activation of the aversive emotional state itself (i.e., anxiety) by avoiding behaviors or circumstances that elicit the emotion. This is a basic distinction, for example, between emotion-focused and problem-focused coping ,  and  and is a well-established mechanism by which anxiety can influence behavior in both adaptive or maladaptive ways  and . As such, an argument could be made that anxiety could either motivate or demotivate self-management efforts, depending on the perspective adopted. To date, there has not been a direct test of the effect of anxious temperament on self-management behaviors, and so, such explanations remain hypothetical. Moreover, there are other ways in which anxious temperament may be associated with glycemia that do not involve self-management efforts; we turn to these next.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
Our data are consistent with the conclusion that anxious temperament may facilitate diagnosis at an earlier stage of disease progression (the “disease detection” hypothesis). Although this suggests that dispositional anxiety may facilitate early detection of T2DM, the exact mechanism by which this could take place (e.g., via heightened symptom perception, amplification, and/or reporting among anxious individuals) requires further investigation. It is evident that anxious temperament is not associated with adoption of self-care behaviors in the early stages following diagnosis of T2DM; in fact, our data suggest that anxious temperament is associated with decreases in at least one of these behaviors (i.e., physical activity) in the early stages of self-management. Overall, it may be that anxious temperament constitutes a double-edged sword that facilitates initial disease detection but impedes behavioral and emotional adaptation in the early stages of T2DM following diagnosis.