Andrea R Croom

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OBJECTIVE To examine whether adolescents' and parents' perceptions of patient-centered communication (PCC) with the physician may be associated with aspects of patient empowerment (e.g., perceptions of competence) and diabetes management (i.e., adherence and HbA1c). METHODS One hundred and ninety adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their parents rated(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine pump duration associations with adolescents' metabolic control and whether parental involvement moderated this association. METHODS This study used a cross-sectional sample of 10- to 14-year-olds with diabetes (N = 252, 53.6% female) and parents' reported parental involvement; HbA1c was obtained from medical records. Half (50.8%)(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine associations of parent-adolescent relationship quality (parental acceptance and parent-adolescent conflict) with adolescent type 1 diabetes management (adherence and metabolic control) and depressive symptoms in Latinos and Caucasians. METHODS In all, 118 adolescents and their mothers (56 = Latino, 62 = Caucasian) completed survey(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with late-stage cancer are living longer, making it important to understand factors that contribute to maintaining quality of life (QOL) and completing advanced illness behaviors (eg, advance directives). OBJECTIVE To examine whether illness perceptions-the cognitive beliefs that patients form about their cancer-may be more important(More)
CONTEXT Palliative care consult services have emerged as an excellent resource for physicians seeking help with patients' symptoms. Symptoms include those of a psychiatric nature (e.g., depression, anxiety, delirium); however, little information is known about whether palliative care services include psychiatric input as part of multidisciplinary teams. (More)
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