Journal article

Adapting a Generic Coping Skills Programme for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: A Qualitative Study

A Serlachius, E Northam, E Frydenberg, F Cameron

Journal of Health Psychology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

Few qualitative studies have examined the views of adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) regarding psychosocial programme development and content. We conducted focus groups with 13 adolescents with T1DM to explore stressors and gain feedback on adapting a generic coping skills programme. The following prevalent stressors were identified: parental/adolescent conflict, balancing self-management and daily life, and health concerns. Prevalent views on programme adaptation included enhancing social support and adding diabetes-specific information and skills. Based on these data, the programme was adapted to address stressors and support self-management, thus better meeting the needs of..

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