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dc.contributor.authorVedhara, Kavita
dc.description.abstractBackground: Patients’ illness beliefs have been associated with glycaemic control in diabetes and survival in other conditions. Objective: We examined whether illness beliefs independently predicted survival in patients with diabetes and foot ulceration. Methods: Patients (n=169) were recruited between 2002 and 2007. Data on illness beliefs were collected at baseline. Data on survival were extracted on 1st November 2011. Number of days survived reflected the number of days from date of recruitment to 1st November 2011. Results: Cox regressions examined the predictors of time to death and identified ischemia and identity beliefs (beliefs regarding symptoms associated with foot ulceration) as significant predictors of time to death. Conclusions: Our data indicate that illness beliefs have a significant independent effect on survival in patients with diabetes and foot ulceration. These findings suggest that illness beliefs could improve our understanding of mortality risk in this patient group and could also be the basis for future therapeutic interventions to improve survival.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshDiabetes -- Complicationsen_UK
dc.subject.lcshFoot -- Diseasesen_UK
dc.subject.lcshFoot -- Ulcersen_UK
dc.subject.lcshPatients -- Psychologyen_UK
dc.subject.lcshDiabetes -- Mortalityen_UK
dc.subject.lcshProportional hazards modelsen_UK
dc.subject.meshDiabetic Footen_UK
dc.subject.meshDiabetes Mellitus -- complicationsen_UK
dc.subject.meshPatients -- psychologyen_UK
dc.subject.meshDiabetic Foot -- mortalityen_UK
dc.subject.meshProportional Hazards Modelsen_UK
dc.titleIllness beliefs predict mortality in patients with diabetic foot ulcersen_UK
dc.subject.freeIllness beliefs; Glycaemic control; Diabetes; Foot ulceration; Survival; Death; Mortality risken_UK
dc.subject.jacsJACS Subjects::Medicine and Dentistry::Clinical medicineen_UK
dc.subject.lcLibrary of Congress Subject Areas::R Medicine::RC Internal medicineen_UK
dc.subject.lcLibrary of Congress Subject Areas::W Medicine and related subjects (NLM Classification)::WK Endocrine systemen_UK
uon.divisionFaculties, Schools and Departments::University of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences::School of Medicineen_UK
uon.funder.controlledFunders::Medical Research Councilen_UK
uon.datatypeSPSS statistics & metadataen_UK
uon.legalThe data contained therein were obtained from human participants who did not consent to third parties using their information. Thus, access to the data is in collaboration with the authors via the Division of Primary Care, University of Nottingham (contact:
uon.rightscontactUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK

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