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Relationship between personality trait and self- management in diabetic patients referred to Bushehr medical centers in 2012-13
Azita Noroozi1, Rahim Tahmasebi2, Behnaz Shaybani3
1- Department of Health Education & Promotion, School of Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, IRAN
2- Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, IRAN
The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sceinecs, Bushehr, IRAN , r.tahmasebi@bpums.ac.ir
3- Public psychology, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, IRAN
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Abstract Background: Diabetes is a serious problem and self- management is effective factor for diabetes control. Personality trait is one of the important factors in diabetes self- management. In this study, purpose was determination of effective personality traits in self- management. Material and Methods: In this cross sectional study, data were collected from a convenience sample of 396 diabetic patients, using self- management and Big five personality Scales. For data analysis, multiple linear regression models were used. Results: Among five personality traits, the most effective traits in self- management were conscientiousness, openness, and extraversion (R2= 32%). Conscientiousness and openness were significant predictors for all of self- management aspects. Extraversion was effective factors in self- regulation, self- integration, and following treatment. Conclusion: The education for diabetic patients with neuroticism and agreeableness traits is necessary and Patients with conscientiousness, openness, and extraversion traits can be used as model in educational process.

Keywords: Big five model, Diabetes, Personality traits, Self- management.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2012/12/8 | Accepted: 2013/02/28 | Published: 2013/12/17

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