Mary Ann Murray

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OBJECTIVE This study examined 1) whether the benefits of mothers' and fathers' accepting relationships with their adolescents regarding diabetes control were due to parental monitoring and 2) how parents together may provide sufficient acceptance and monitoring for diabetes management. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Adolescents aged 10-14 years with type 1(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine how perceptions of parental responsibility for diabetes management are associated with age, pubertal status, adolescents' self-efficacy, and parental perceptions of adolescents' efficacy, and if parental responsibility is associated with better metabolic control as a function of adolescents' self-efficacy and parental perceptions of(More)
Children and adolescents with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) are at risk for decreased bone mass. Growth hormone (GH) and its mediator, IGF-1, promote skeletal growth. Recent observations have suggested that children and adolescents with T1DM are at risk for decreased bone mineral acquisition. We examined the relationships between(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine whether perceptions of physician recommendations about maternal involvement in adolescent diabetes management are associated with children's reports of mothers' involvement during the subsequent week. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Youth with type 1 diabetes (aged 10-15 years) and mothers completed scales(More)
Measures of disease severity are required as experimental, control and outcome variables in studies of the psychosocial aspects of physical illness. The Endstage Renal Disease Severity Index (ESRD-SI) was developed for these purposes during a prospective study of patient adjustment to dialysis and endstage renal disease (ESRD). It was found to have adequate(More)
Intentional undertreatment with insulin was found to be a common method of inducing weight loss or preventing weight gain in female adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and eating disorders. More than half of those with eating disorders intentionally omitted insulin to produce hyperglycemia and weight loss. Individuals with eating(More)
Tested the buffering model of social support among 158 adults with diabetes. We predicted that, among patients with higher levels of illness-related impairment, adequate social support would act as a buffer against depression. Measures included the Beck Depression Inventory; the Sickness Impact Profile; and an assessment of the adequacy of social support to(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether individual differences and intraindividual (within-person day-to-day) fluctuations in late adolescents' self-regulation were associated with daily adherence to the type 1 diabetes regimen.  METHODS  110 school seniors (M age = 17.78 years) and their mothers assessed adolescents' skills underlying self-regulation (executive(More)
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 Good glycemic control is an important goal of diabetes management. Late adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are at risk for poor glycemic control as they move into young adulthood. For a subset of these patients, this dysregulation is extreme, placing them at risk for life-threatening health complications and permanent cognitive declines. The(More)