Validation of an abbreviated adherence measure for young people with Type 1 diabetes

Markowitz, J. T.; Laffel, L. M.; Volkening, L. K.; Anderson, B. J.; Nansel, T. R.; Weissberg-Benchell, J.; Wysocki, T.

Diabet Med. 2011 Aug 17; 28(9):1113-7

Abstract

Diabet. Med. 28, 1113-1117 (2011) ABSTRACT: Aims Adherence to diabetes-related tasks is an important construct. The Diabetes Self-Management Profile is a validated, semi-structured interview assessing adherence in paediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes. We created and validated a brief questionnaire version of the Diabetes Self-Management Profile called the Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire. Methods Young people with Type 1 diabetes, ages 9-15 years (n = 338) and their parents provided data from chart review, interview and questionnaires. Results Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire scores correlated significantly with Diabetes Self-Management Profile scores, HbA(1c) , blood glucose monitoring frequency and other measures associated with adherence and/or glycaemic control (P

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