Psychologic predictors of compliance in children with recent onset of diabetes mellitus.

@article{Jacobson1987PsychologicPO,
  title={Psychologic predictors of compliance in children with recent onset of diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Alan M. Jacobson and Stuart T. Hauser and Joseph I. Wolfsdorf and J J Houlihan and J E Milley and R D Herskowitz and Donald Wertlieb and E A Watt},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1987},
  volume={110 5},
  pages={
          805-11
        }
}
A group of 57 children with recent onset of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus was studied over 18 months. Compliance with the prescribed diabetic treatment deteriorated over this period. Adolescents (aged 13 to 15 years) were less compliant than preadolescents (aged 9 to 12 years). Initial patient reports of self-esteem, perceived competence, social functioning, behavioral symptoms, and their adjustment to diabetes predicted subsequent compliance behaviors. The findings highlight the linkage… CONTINUE READING

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