A Qualitative Investigation of the Effects of Type 1 Diabetes on Anxiety Levels in Everday Life
University of Wales
MetadataShow full item record
This study investigates the relationship in type 1 diabetics between anxiety levels and day to day living. A mixed method design was used to collect data on state anxiety, trait anxiety and control. Semi structured interviews were used alongside questionnaires to collect the data. The sample comprised of 3 female and 4 male type 1 diabetics, ranging in age between 18-80years. The participants had no other known health conditions. The preliminary findings were increased state anxiety when sugar levels were at hypoglycaemic or hyperglycaemic levels, especially when there was no known reason for the change in levels. State anxiety also increased when participants were unable to follow a set routine because of circumstances outside their control. A common theme from the interviews included anger and frustration from participants about their condition, because of changes that had to be made to their lifestyle following being diagnosed with the condition. The majority of female participants associated feelings of embarrassment toward the condition, resulting in medication only being taken in private. Because of this study it is known that generally type 1 diabetics do suffer more from anxiety in everyday life. Knowing this type 1 diabetics should receive greater medical support if levels of anxiety are high enough to prevent them from normal day to day activities.
BA Enterprise Project
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TYPE 1 DIABETES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL THEMES WITH A FOCUS ON METABOLIC CONTROL Moore, Matthew (2012-09)This study investigates the effect between psychological themes and type 1 diabetes with particular focus on metabolic control. A mixed method design was used to collect data on the themes of embarrassment, anger, anxiety, ...
Elite and non elite middle distance track runners : the differences in competitive anxiety intensity and direction Thomas, Joe (University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2010)The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in competitive anxiety intensity and direction within elite and non elite middle distance track athletes. With the aim to continue determining the effects of ...
The extent to which existing literature and research supports Healthboard guidelines on differing exercise intensities and types as a means of treating and managing Type 2 Diabetes Adams, Robert (University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2010)Abstract Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between exercise and type 2 diabetes. The specific aim of investigating the extent to which guidelines for exercising type 2 diabetes patients ...