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Unmitigated communion and health among adolescents with and without diabetes: the mediating role of eating disturbances.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17400835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors examined the implications of unmitigated communion--a focus on others to the exclusion of the self--for psychological and physical health among adolescents with (n = 132) and without (n = 131) diabetes times/during a 1-year period. Unmitigated communion predicted greater psychological distress and lower levels of competence cross-sectionally and longitudinally, controlling for sex, pubertal status, and communion. Health status moderated some longitudinal relations, such that relations held only for adolescents with diabetes. In addition, unmitigated communion was associated with poor metabolic control and predicted a deterioration in metabolic control over the year for adolescents with diabetes. Unmitigated communion also was associated with disturbed eating behavior cross-sectionally and longitudinally, and disturbed eating behavior explained some of the relations of unmitigated communion to psychological but not physical health outcomes.
Vicki S Helgeson; Oscar Escobar; Linda Siminerio; Dorothy Becker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Personality & social psychology bulletin     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0146-1672     ISO Abbreviation:  Pers Soc Psychol Bull     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-02     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  2011-02-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809042     Medline TA:  Pers Soc Psychol Bull     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychology Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / metabolism
Case-Control Studies
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / psychology*
Eating Disorders / complications,  psychology*
Health Status
Regression Analysis
Self Care / psychology*
Self Concept
Social Behavior*
United States
Grant Support
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