Personality traits as predictors of good diabetic control

Donna E. Giles, Suzanne M. Strowig, Patricia Challis, Philip Raskin

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To identify personality characteristics that might contribute to overall good control of type I diabetes mellitus, we used a biological correlate of control, glycosylated hemoglobin A1c values, as a means of selecting patients. Patients with evidence of good control (HbAlc < 7.5%) were compared with patients with evidence of poor control (HbAlc > 10.4%). All patients were administered the Personality Research Form E. Need for achievement and a socially desirable response style were associated with good glycemic control. This finding is placed in the context of the complexity of health care behaviors required for adequate self-management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Diabetes and Its Complications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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