The Behavior and Psychological Functioning of People at High Risk of Diabetes-Related Foot Complications Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this review was to propose a model that describes the influences on the behavior and psychological functioning of people at risk for diabetes-related foot complications.A literature search was conducted in Medline (1950-2005), CINAHL (1982-2005), and PsycInfo (1967-2005) databases and in reference lists of journal articles and relevant books. The search focused on published literature in the English language that was related to concepts such as diabetes-related foot complications, behavior, and psychology.The literature reviewed was arranged to reflect the reciprocal relationship between the personal, environmental, and behavioral factors of people at risk of diabetes-related foot complications. The model proposed uses the concept of reciprocal determinism to illustrate how these factors interact and influence the development of diabetes-related foot complications.The concept of reciprocal determinism may be useful when developing further investigation into educational and behavioral interventions in this clinical population.

publication date

  • May 2008