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Adolescents with diabetes: support from healthcare teams and families.
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PMID:  23324376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Adolescents with diabetes must learn to manage their own health plans. Support from family is typically associated with positive self-management outcomes, yet less is known about how healthcare teams can facilitate positive self-management. This study aims to investigate the associations between family and healthcare team support and adolescent emotional, behavioral and physical diabetes management. Method: A sample of 58 adolescents with type 1 diabetes completed self-report measures of their diabetes self-care management and their emotional distress or burden in relation to their diabetes. Adolescents' diabetes clinic attendance and glycated hemoglobin (HBA1c) levels were also secured. Results: Perceived positive support from the healthcare team or family appeared to have little or negative effect on diabetes management. However, the study found that greater healthcare non-support was related to poorer self-care and poorer self-management of diabetes control (less clinic attendance, poorer dietary control, less glucose testing, and higher HBA1c levels), and greater feelings of being distressed or burdened by diabetes. Conclusions: These findings suggest that healthcare teams supporting adolescents should focus more on communicating and building relationships with adolescents in order to reduce perceived negative feelings of healthcare teams' support.
Authors:
Emma Singh; Susan P Farruggia; Elizabeth R Peterson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of adolescent medicine and health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0334-0139     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Adolesc Med Health     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506960     Medline TA:  Int J Adolesc Med Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  -    
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