Title

Assessing readiness to change the balance of responsibility for managing type 1 diabetes mellitus: Adolescent mother, and father perspectives

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

9-2011

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Pediatric Diabetes

Source ISSN

1399-543X

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2010.00737.x

Abstract

Kaugars AS, Kichler JC, Alemzadeh R. Assessing readiness to change the balance of responsibility for managing type 1 diabetes mellitus: adolescent, mother, and father perspectives.

Objective: This study examined the reliability and validity of items assessing adolescent and parent readiness to change the balance of responsibility for managing type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).

Methods: Sixty-nine adolescents with T1DM and their caregivers completed questionnaires assessing readiness to change the balance of responsibility, division of responsibility for diabetes management tasks, self-efficacy, and parenting stress. Stages of change classifications were determined for individual respondents and families.

Results: Participant inclusion in the different readiness to change classifications was associated with the variability in scores for indices of responsibility, self-efficacy, and parenting stress. Adolescent, maternal, and paternal characteristics accounted for differing amounts of variance in predicting readiness to change the balance of responsibility scores.

Conclusions: Individual assessment of youth and caregivers' readiness to change the balance of responsibility for diabetes management tasks may be beneficial to providers during the youths' transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Comments

Pediatric Diabetes, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 547–555 (September, 2011). DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2010.00737.x