Daniel Amante

Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Massachusetts Medical School

1 active project

Diabetes + Depression Coping Behaviors

We are interested in looking at patient reported coping habits during COVID and their associated impact on changes in A1c/depression among newly diagnosed patients with diabetes and mild-severe depression. Finding an association between coping habits and changes in health outcomes…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

We are interested in looking at patient reported coping habits during COVID and their associated impact on changes in A1c/depression among newly diagnosed patients with diabetes and mild-severe depression. Finding an association between coping habits and changes in health outcomes will inform development of new interventions to support newly diagnosed patients with diabetes and depression, especially during and after covid pandemic.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Disease Focused Research (type 2 diabetes mellitus)
  • Social / Behavioral

Scientific Approaches

Relationships will be investigated using the All of Us workbench and R. We will identify our target population with inclusion criteria of Diagnosis of Diabetes between 3/1-2019 and 3/1/2020. Target population will also be stratified by depression status using PhQ-9 scores (0-4: little to no depression, 5-9 mild depression, 10-14 moderate, 15-19 moderately severe, and 20-27 severe depression). We will analyze responses to the COPE survey to summarize reported coping behaviors among different groups of target population and estimate association of coping behaviors with changes in diabetes and depression outcomes.

Anticipated Findings

We are expecting to find that newly diagnosed diabetics with depression who engage in healthy coping behaviors, such as yoga and mindfulness, have improved A1c and depression outcomes than those who do not. A second hypothesis is that those who engage in unhealthy coping behaviors will have worse A1c and Depression. This will help researchers and clinicians develop more effective, at-home modules for patients with diabetes.

Demographic Categories of Interest

This study will not center on underrepresented populations.

Data Set Used

Controlled Tier

Research Team

Owner:

  • Benjamin Weitz - Undergraduate Student, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Daniel Amante - Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Collaborators:

  • Emmanuella Demosthenes - Project Personnel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Dedeepya Billa - Graduate Trainee, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Ben Gerber - Late Career Tenured Researcher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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