Journal article

Are family factors universally related to metabolic outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes?

FJ Cameron, TC Skinner, CE De Beaufort, H Hoey, PGF Swift, H Aanstoot, J Åman, P Martul, F Chiarelli, D Daneman, T Danne, H Dorchy, EA Kaprio, F Kaufman, M Kocova, HB Mortensen, PR Njølstad, M Phillip, KJ Robertson, EJ Schoenle Show all

Diabetic Medicine | Published : 2008

Abstract

Aims: To assess the importance of family factors in determining metabolic outcomes in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes in 19 countries. Methods: Adolescents with Type 1 diabetes aged 11-18 years, from 21 paediatric diabetes care centres, in 19 countries, and their parents were invited to participate. Questionnaires were administered recording demographic data, details of insulin regimens, severe hypoglycaemic events and number of episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis. Adolescents completed the parental involvement scale from the Diabetes Quality of Life for Youth - Short Form (DQOLY-SF) and the Diabetes Family Responsibility Questionnaire (DFRQ). Parents completed the DFRQ and a Parental Burden ..

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