Common dyadic coping is indirectly related to dietary and exercise adherence via patient and partner diabetes efficacy

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Jared R.
dc.contributor.author Walker, Ann
dc.contributor.author Wilcox, Allison
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Virginia L.
dc.contributor.author Robbins, David C.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-07T21:32:24Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-07T21:32:24Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17024
dc.description.abstract Using cross-sectional data from 117 married couples in which one member is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the current study sought to explore a possible indirect association between common dyadic coping and dietary and exercise adherence via the mechanism of patient and spouse reports of diabetes efficacy. Results from the structural equation model analysis indicated common dyadic coping was associated with higher levels of diabetes efficacy for both patients and spouses which, in turn, was then associated with better dietary and exercise adherence for the patient. This model proved a better fit to the data than three plausible alternative models. The bootstrap test of mediation revealed common dyadic coping was indirectly associated with dietary adherence via both patient and spouse diabetes efficacy, but spouse diabetes efficacy was the only mechanism linking common dyadic coping and exercise adherence. This study highlights the importance of exploring the indirect pathways through which general intimate relationship functioning might be associated with type 2 diabetes outcomes. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/fam/27/5/722/ en_US
dc.rights This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. en_US
dc.subject Dyadic coping en_US
dc.subject Type 2 diabetes en_US
dc.subject Couple relationship en_US
dc.subject Dietary adherence en_US
dc.subject Exercise adherence en_US
dc.subject Chronic illness en_US
dc.title Common dyadic coping is indirectly related to dietary and exercise adherence via patient and partner diabetes efficacy en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1037/a0034006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 730 en_US
dc.citation.issue 5 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Family Psychology en_US
dc.citation.spage 722 en_US
dc.citation.volume 27 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jra en_US


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