Psychosocial health and diabetes self-management

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects most aspects of life, with psychosocial aspects having especially great importance for diabetes regulation and how the individual deals with the condition.

Central within this area of research is the development of new knowledge of factors that motivate self-management and adequate health behavior. To identify patient competence and motivational challenges at an early stage is important to prevent self-management problems and the development of long-term complications.

Research has shown psychological and psychosocial problems to be important barriers for satisfactory diabetes management. The considerable demands of managing the disease; including both treatment and self-care, represent a challenge to family life.

Ongoing projects

Department of Health and Caring sciences