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SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN ADOLESCENTS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO DIABETES-RELATED STRESS, CONFLICT, AND METABOLIC CONTROL

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Date Issued:
2013
Abstract/Description:
The purpose of this integrated review of the literature was to explore the effects of social support on diabetes-related stress, conflict, and metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Social support was examined in four subgroups: adolescents with T1DM, family caregivers, peers, and teachers. Relevant findings in the literature revealed a significant deficiency of research devoted to adolescent males with diabetes as well as fathers as primary and secondary caregivers. Studies highlighted the importance of fostering autonomy and positive self-image in adolescents with T1DM and described effective interventions to improve diabetes-related stress, reduce disease-related conflict, and improve metabolic control. Findings suggested that nurses caring for adolescents with T1DM and their families should foster positive, open communication, while identifying barriers to problem solving, coping, stress, and optimal glycemic control. Interventions that educate caregivers and peers on how to better communicate and provide support are critical in fostering positive psychological and physiological outcomes in the adolescent with T1DM. The findings of this study may provide guidance in the way that nurses assess, identify, and counsel adolescents with TIDM regarding their disease management and access to support systems.
Title: SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN ADOLESCENTS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO DIABETES-RELATED STRESS, CONFLICT, AND METABOLIC CONTROL.
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Name(s): Foarde, Samuel, Author
LaManna, Jacqueline, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this integrated review of the literature was to explore the effects of social support on diabetes-related stress, conflict, and metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Social support was examined in four subgroups: adolescents with T1DM, family caregivers, peers, and teachers. Relevant findings in the literature revealed a significant deficiency of research devoted to adolescent males with diabetes as well as fathers as primary and secondary caregivers. Studies highlighted the importance of fostering autonomy and positive self-image in adolescents with T1DM and described effective interventions to improve diabetes-related stress, reduce disease-related conflict, and improve metabolic control. Findings suggested that nurses caring for adolescents with T1DM and their families should foster positive, open communication, while identifying barriers to problem solving, coping, stress, and optimal glycemic control. Interventions that educate caregivers and peers on how to better communicate and provide support are critical in fostering positive psychological and physiological outcomes in the adolescent with T1DM. The findings of this study may provide guidance in the way that nurses assess, identify, and counsel adolescents with TIDM regarding their disease management and access to support systems.
Identifier: CFH0004324 (IID), ucf:45057 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
B.S.N.
Nursing, College of Nursing
Bachelors
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Subject(s): social support
type 1
juvenile
diabetes
mellitus
adolescents
teens
teenagers
caregivers
parents
father
mother
peers
friends
teachers
stress
conflict
metabolic control
HbA1c
nursing
research
group intervention
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004324
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Host Institution: UCF

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