Reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Diabetes Distress Scale for type 2 diabetes and distress levels of the participants

TELCİ ÇAKLILI Ö., Alkaya Feyizoglu G., Tulu S., Dizman N., Bozkurt I. S., OĞUZ A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.2, pp.464-470, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1903-121
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.464-470
  • Keywords: Diabetes Distress Scale, Turkish, validation, type 2 diabetes, GLYCEMIC CONTROL, PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, DEPRESSION, STRESS, MORTALITY, WEIGHT, ADULTS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background/aim: Studies have shown an increased depression rate in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) compared to the normal population. It is now acknowledged that patients suffer from distress rather than depression. Our aim was to validate the Turkish version of the Diabetes Distress Scale (DDS) and to show distress levels of the participants.