Laura B. Smith

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Parents of young children with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) maintain full responsibility for their child’s daily diabetes self-care and thus may be vulnerable to experiencing parenting stress. This study examined several psychological correlates of pediatric parenting stress in parents of young children with T1DM. Parents of 39 young children with T1DM (ages 2–7(More)
OBJECTIVE Mothers of children at risk for type 1 diabetes report engaging in preventive behaviors. The purpose of this study is to further document these actions in an international, longitudinal sample and examine variables that predict whether mothers engage in these behaviors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This study examined an international sample(More)
A total of 15 SNPs within complement genes and present on the ImmunoChip were analyzed in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. A total of 5474 subjects were followed from three months of age until islet autoimmunity (IA: n = 413) and the subsequent onset of type 1 diabetes (n = 115) for a median of 73 months (IQR 54-91).(More)
OBJECTIVE The development of biomarkers to predict response to therapy in polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is an important issue in pediatric rheumatology. A critical step in this process is determining whether there is biologic meaning to clinically derived terms such as "active disease" and "remission." The aim of this study was to use a(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to identify characteristics of infants and their families who were enrolled, refused to enroll, or were excluded from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. METHOD 16,435 infants screened at birth and identified as at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes (T1DM) were placed into one of three(More)
As technology becomes more sophisticated in healthcare, there is increasing need to measure its impact on key quality indicators, such as error reduction, patient safety, and cost-benefit ratios. When a product is designed to decrease medical errors, the baseline error rate must be determined before implementation to accurately measure the impact. Given the(More)
OBJECTIVE We have previously reported a defect in neutrophil activation in children with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The current study was undertaken to determine whether gene expression abnormalities persist in JIA in remission and to use systems biology analysis to elucidate pathologic pathways in polyarticular JIA. METHODS We(More)
Vital signs are a fundamental component of patient care. Omitted or inaccurately transcribed vital sign data could result in inappropriate, delayed, or missed treatment. A previous baseline study determined that error rates for vital signs captured on plain paper then entered into a paper chart or EMR were 10% and 4.4%, respectively. This study evaluated(More)
This study examined mealtime behaviors in families of young children with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) on intensive insulin therapy. Behaviors were compared to published data for children on conventional therapy and examined for correlations with glycemic control. Thirty-nine families participated and had at least three home meals videotaped while children wore a(More)
At high risk for early withdrawal: using a cumulative risk model to increase retention in the first year of the TEDDY study Suzanne Bennett Johnson*, Kristian F. Lynch, Hye-Seung Lee, Laura Smith, Judith Baxter, Barbro Lernmark, Roswith Roth, Tuula Simell, and the TEDDY Study Group Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, Florida State(More)