Psychological Well-Being and Functional Impairment in Late Adolescent Onset of Type I-Diabetes

Author: Uzma Sajjid 

Supervisor: Dr. Rafia Rafique

Degree: MPhil

Year: (2010-2012)

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The objective of the study was to find out the relationship between functional impairment and psychological well being in late adolescent’s type 1 diabetes patients. It was hypothesized that functional impairment will predict psychological well being. Within group research design was employed. A sample of 60 (37 males and 23 females), type 1 patients with diabetes were recruited from different hospitals situated in the city of Lahore. Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale Self-Report (WFIRS-S) (Weiss, 2000) was used to assess functional impairment. The psychological well being was assessed by using Psychological well being sale (Ryff, 1993) regression analysis was carried out to find whether functional impairment predicted psychological well being. Self concept a subscale of functional impairment was found to be significant predictor of psychological well being. An independent sample t-test was carried to observe the gender differences in functional impairment and psychological well being. The results showed significant gender differences between functional impairment (work and life skills).

Keywords: psychological wellbeing, functional impairment, late adolescent, type I diabetes.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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