Assessing friend support of adolescents' diabetes care: the diabetes social support questionnaire-friends version.

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OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate the Diabetes Social Support Questionnaire for Friends (DSSQ-Friends), a measure of friends' supportive behaviors for adolescents with diabetes. Gender and age differences in friends' support for diabetes were examined, as well as the relationship between friend support and adolescents' treatment adherence. METHODS Seventy… (More)

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