ERIC Number: EJ871122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Psychosocial Issues that Affect Youth with Diabetes
Cammarata, Christina; Meyer, Kara J.; Geffken, Gary; Felipe, Dania; Franz, Diane; Vargas, Alfonso; Kamps, Jodi L.
American Journal of Health Education, v40 n5 p277-281 Sep-Oct 2009
Type 1 diabetes, one of the most common diseases of childhood, requires adherence to a complicated regimen which is often times difficult to manage resulting in stress for children, siblings, and caregivers. Many children with diabetes are nonadherent, likely due to the difficulty and complexity of the tasks required, and, thus, are at greater risk for diabetes related complications. For health care educators, it is important to understand the various psychosocial issues that affect adherence and adjustment to diabetes. This article will discuss these issues, including coping with a new diagnosis, school factors, regimen adherence and family variable and parenting strategies. Recommendations for health care educators are also discussed.
Descriptors: Siblings, Diabetes, Caregivers, Stress Variables, Risk, Health, Health Education, Coping, Parenting Styles, Family (Sociological Unit), Educational Environment
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