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Adherence among children and adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus over a four-year longitudinal follow-up: I. The influence of patient coping and adjustment.
Psychosocial characteristics of diabetic children assessed shortly after diagnosis predicted typical or average adherence over a 4-year period, and Identification of such characteristics may be useful in developing strategies for intervention early in the course of illness. Expand
Measuring children's coping.
Using a transactional model of stress and coping, a measure of children's coping is offered and applied in a semi-structured interview in which specific coping styles are assessed. Data from 176Expand
Family environment and glycemic control: a four‐year prospective study of children and adolescents with insulin‐dependent diabetes mellitus.
This study demonstrated the important influence of family psychosocial factors present at diabetes onset on glycemic control in children and adolescents over the first 4 years of IDDM. Expand
Developmental disabilities among children younger than 5 years in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
  • Bolajoko O. Adrian C. Donald Nem-Yun M.K.C. Ricardo Hannah Olusanya Davis Wertlieb Boo Nair Halpern Kuper Bre, B. Olusanya, +31 authors N. Kassebaum
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet. Global health
  • 29 August 2018
The global burden of developmental disabilities has not significantly improved since 1990, suggesting inadequate global attention on the developmental potential of children who survived childhood as a result of child survival programmes, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. Expand
Psychologic predictors of compliance in children with recent onset of diabetes mellitus.
The findings highlight the linkage of child personality and adjustment with self-care of diabetes, and suggest that psychosocial assessment soon after diabetes is diagnosed may help identify patients at risk for later compliance problems. Expand
Psychological Adjustment of Children With Recently Diagnosed Diabetes Mellitus
This study suggests that onset of diabetes does not necessarily lead to major disruptions of psychological adaptation and affirms the view that early adjustment to diabetes is embedded in a context of overall personality development and adaptation. Expand
Adherence among children and adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus over a four-year longitudinal follow-up: II. Immediate and long-term linkages with the family milieu.
It was found that family conflict, cohesion, and organization were strongly associated with independently rated first-year adherence levels, and the strongest predictor of longer term adherence was family Conflict, as experienced by the patients. Expand
Children with recently diagnosed diabetes: interactions within their families.
Cross-sectional findings drawn from the first year of a 4-year longitudinal study of preadolescent and early adolescent insulin-dependent diabetics and their families reveal that the diabetic children and their parents expressed significantly more enabling speeches than comparable members of the acute illness group. Expand
The impact of stress and temperament on medical utilization by school-age children.