Original Study

| Published: May 25, 2021

The Influence of Psychological Factors on Pain in Diabetic Patients

Dr. Pooja Wadhawan

Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Mata Sundri college for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Prashvi Mendiratta

Student, University of Northampton, United Kingdom Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0902.117


Diabetes has been associated with chronic metabolic disorder leading to physical, mental and psychological well-being. These patients live their whole life with multiple complications and pain. Diabetes is the biggest contributor for foot pain among the patients. The unmanageable pain led to psychosocial problems that impacts their well-being and emotional state. Understanding about such psychological influences of pain on diabetic patients which could be their personal experiences, cognitions, expectations, perceived control and anxiety can be helpful in their treatment, associated with speedy recovery and self-care. The current review paper therefore examines these psychological influences especially on diabetic patients and when unmanaged can lead to emotional distress and negative thought processes. These negative emotional cognitions impair their recovery and other psychological interventions. Search was performed to know psychological factors in pain and its relevance to diabetic patients, understanding this will support patients and medical practitioners in dealing with their patients. To improve their psychological stress and ability to cope and manage pain.

Download Full Text
Responding Author Information

Dr. Pooja Wadhawan @

Find On

Article Overview

ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


Download: 7

View: 97

Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021