Rumana Aktar, Farhana Yeasmin Satu


The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there is any difference between individuals with diabetes and individuals without diabetes in their perceived stress, use of coping strategies and psychological wellbeing. A comparative study was conducted on 240 Bangladeshi adult participants. Among them 120 participants were with diabetes ranging in age from 27 through 56 years (M = 40.10 years, SD = 6.86) and 120 were healthy persons without diabetes and their mean age was 41.07 years (SD = 6.81), with a range from 31 to 59 years. They were equally distributed according to sex. No significant differences were found between the two groups of participants in their age, occupation, educational level, monthly family income using χ2 and Mann-Whitney U test. Data were collected using a package of self-report measures that include: (1) the Bangla version of perceived stress scale, (2) the Bangla version of coping scale (3) the Bangla version of psychological well-being scale and (4) Personal information form. The Results of Mann Whitney U test showed significant difference between participants with diabetes and participants without diabetes in perceived stress, coping strategies and psychological well-being. 

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