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Adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) often speak of the importance of attending a diabetes camp. In an effort to identify the effect of a diabetes camp on participants, a descriptive comparative pilot study was undertaken. Adolescents 10 to 16 years of age with T1DM attending a residential diabetes camp (N = 81) were recruited to explore the(More)
CONTEXT Telehealth technology serves individuals who live in geographical areas that prohibit easy access to specialized health care and can provide transplant recipients with access to transplant center personnel for adjunctive follow-up care. OBJECTIVE To compare infection, rejection, and hospitalization events in subjects randomized to telehealth or to(More)
Telehealth provides a successful medium for the treatment of depression and other mental health illnesses. Often, inadequate treatment for this condition is found in patients with chronic co-morbid conditions such as those presented by the transplant recipient, a population at risk for depression. One concern of healthcare providers is the inability to(More)
During the design phase of any research, an investigator addresses internal and external threats to validity and develops mechanisms to minimize these threats. Controlling for threats to study validity enhances the meaningfulness and generalizability of study outcomes. Representativeness of the study sample is one key design feature undertaken to ensure(More)
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