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J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2019 Sep 3;11(3):278-286. doi: 10.4274/jcrpe.galenos.2019.2019.0026. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

The Development and Validation of a Turkish Insulin Treatment Self-management Scale Child Form (Ages 8-18) and Parent Form

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1
Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Pediatric Nursing, İstanbul, Turkey
2
University of Health Sciences Faculty of Nursing, Department of Pediatric Nursing, İstanbul, Turkey
3
Manisa Celal Bayar University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Manisa, Turkey
4
Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, İstanbul, Turkey
5
Kocaeli University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Kocaeli, Turkey

Abstract

Objective:

The aim of the study was to develop an Insulin Treatment Self-management Scale; both Child Form and Parent Form for children ages 8-18 with type 1 diabetes.

Methods:

Children with type 1 diabetes and their parents participated in the study. Development of a methodologically designed scale was conducted to investigate insulin treatment self-management of children with type 1 diabetes.

Results:

A total of 331 children and their parents were recruited. Children and parents completed the data collection tools by themselves. The final scale had two subscales; one was related to cognitive and behavioural expressions regarding insulin treatment (self-efficacy) and the other to emotional aspects of self-maagement of insulin treatment (emotional impacts). The scale was shown to be valid and reliable.

Conclusion:

This study was a valid and reliable scale for measuring insulin treatment self-management in children with type 1 diabetes. Thus can be used to assess insulin treatment self-management in children with type 1 diabetes and their parents as well as a tool for effective nursing care.

KEYWORDS:

self-management; scale development; type 1 diabetes; Insulin treatment

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