The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This research was supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sleep Quality as a Potential Mediator Between Psychological Distress and Diabetes Quality of Life in Veterans With Type 2 Diabetes
Version of Record online: 25 MAY 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 69, Issue 10, pages 1121–1131, October 2013
How to Cite
Seligowski, A. V., Pless Kaiser, A. P., Niles, B. L., Mori, D. L., King, L. A. and King, D. W. (2013), Sleep Quality as a Potential Mediator Between Psychological Distress and Diabetes Quality of Life in Veterans With Type 2 Diabetes. J. Clin. Psychol., 69: 1121–1131. doi: 10.1002/jclp.21866
- Issue online: 6 SEP 2013
- Version of Record online: 25 MAY 2012
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- sleep quality;
- quality of life
The goal of this study was to explore sleep quality as a potential mediator between depression symptoms and diabetes quality of life (DQOL), and anxiety symptoms and DQOL.
Participants were 83 male and 3 female veterans with type 2 diabetes (Mage = 62.4). Self-report measures were completed during the baseline assessment of a larger intervention study conducted at the VA Boston Healthcare System.
Depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and sleep quality were all associated with DQOL. Additionally, sleep quality had a partial indirect effect on the relationships between depression symptoms and DQOL, and between anxiety symptoms and DQOL.
These findings suggest that sleep quality may have an important role in the way that psychological distress affects diabetes quality of life. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Clin. Psychol. 00:1-11, 2012.