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The association between anxiety and measures of glycaemia in a population-based diabetes screening programme


Aujla, N and Davies, MJ and Skinner, TC and Gray, LJ and Webb, DR and Srinivasan, B and Khunti, K, The association between anxiety and measures of glycaemia in a population-based diabetes screening programme, Diabetic Medicine, 28, (7) pp. 785-788. ISSN 0742-3071 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03245.x


Aim To investigate associations between anxiety and measures of glycaemia in a White European and South Asian population attending community-based diabetes screening. Methods In total, 4688 White European and 1353 South Asian participants (aged 40-75years) without a previous diagnosis of Type2 diabetes underwent an oral glucose tolerance test and HbA1c measurement, detailed history, anthropometric measurements and completed the short-form Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory. Results Anxiety was significantly higher in South Asian participants (mean 34.1; sd0.37) compared with White European participants (mean 29.8; sd0.13). Significant correlations were not identified between anxiety and fasting (r=-0.01, P=0.75), 2-h glucose (r=-0.10, P=0.24) or HbA1c (r=0.01, P=0.40). Conclusions Anxiety levels at screening were greater among South Asian people. Fasting, 2-h plasma glucose and HbA1c are not affected by anxiety during screening tests for diabetes. Current and proposed screening methods for diagnosis of diabetes are not affected by anxiety at screening.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Anxiety, diabetes, HbA1c, screening, South Asian, ancestry group, diabetes mellitus, Type 2, glucose tolerance test, hemoglobin A, glycosylated, mass screening, middle aged, risk factor, diet restriction, medical history, disease association, insulin
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)
ID Code:74218
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2011-11-15
Last Modified:2012-08-27

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