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Coping skills training for parents of children with type 1 diabetes: 12-month outcomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21522034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Although it is recognized that caring for a child with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is stressful for parents, few interventions have been developed and tested for this population.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare a group educational intervention for parents of children with T1D to a coping skills training intervention.
METHODS: Parents of children with T1D were randomized to the group educational (n = 106) or coping skills training (n = 75) conditions. Parents completed measures of family conflict, responsibility for treatment, coping, and quality of life at baseline and at 3, 6, and 12 months postintervention. Clinical data (i.e., HbA1c) were collected from children's medical records preintervention and postintervention.
RESULTS: There were no significant treatment effects 12 months postintervention, but parents in both groups reported improved coping (p < .001), less responsibility for treatment management (p < .001), and improved quality of life (p = .005). While children's metabolic control worsened over time, mean values at 12 months were still within the recommended levels in this well-controlled sample (HbA1c <8%).
DISCUSSION: Group-based interventions for parents of children with T1D may lessen the impact of treatment management, improving coping and quality of life.
Margaret Grey; Sarah S Jaser; Robin Whittemore; Sangchoon Jeon; Evie Lindemann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1538-9847     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-04     Completed Date:  2011-07-26     Revised Date:  2014-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376404     Medline TA:  Nurs Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / psychology*,  therapy*
Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated / analysis
Parent-Child Relations
Parents / psychology*
Patient Education as Topic*
Quality of Life
Regression Analysis
Stress, Psychological / etiology,  prevention & control
Time Factors
Grant Support
R01 NR004009/NR/NINR NIH HHS; R01 NR004009-11/NR/NINR NIH HHS; R01 NR04009/NR/NINR NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated; 0/hemoglobin A1c protein, human

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