The patient-perceived difficulty in diabetes treatment (PDDT) scale identifies barriers to care.

@article{Tamir2012ThePD,
  title={The patient-perceived difficulty in diabetes treatment (PDDT) scale identifies barriers to care.},
  author={Orly Tamir and J{\'u}lio Wainstein and Ifat Abadi-Korek and Einav Horowitz and Joshua Shemer},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          246-51
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to describe the design and validation of a newly developed brief, treatment-focused scale for use with type 1 and type 2-diabetes, exploring patient-perceived difficulties that are associated with treatment. METHODS The content of the construct was derived from consultation with experts, from existing instruments and the literature, as well as from diabetic patients. The original draft was comprised of 11 attributes. Based on an interim analysis, an… CONTINUE READING
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