Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. Psychosocial factors have been recognized as an essential element in the management and control of this disease. The diabetes surrounding stigma has recently emerged as a new psychosocial factor that negatively affects patient’s health. However, the recent evidence regarding this phenomenon has not been summarized. This narrative literature review address: (i) conceptual and epidemiological elements that con-tribute to understanding this phenomenon and its magnitude; (ii) the psychosocial, behavioral, and physiological factors involved in the relationship between diabetes stigma and health outcomes in patients with the disease; (iii) challenges and possible research areas.
|Translated title of the contribution||Diabetes surrounding stigma: Conceptual issues, mechanisms involved and challenges|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2021|
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