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BACKGROUND: This study investigated the role of partner relationships in the young person's experience of diabetes. It was predicted that those people reporting a better quality relationship would report greater social support and better diabetes…

INTRODUCTION: The outcomes of different types of transitions of young people with chronic diseases have been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare a structured transition from the paediatric diabetes services (PDS) into the adult…

AIM: To enhance our knowledge on why adolescents with a chronic condition (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM) choose to smoke despite possible awareness of health risks. METHODS: Twelve patients aged 15-20 with IDDM who smoked cigarettes…

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that predict good adherence to health regimens by adolescents with diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus). METHODS: Altogether, 300 individuals aged 13-17 years were randomly…

BACKGROUND: The influence of continuity of care on outcomes of care for patients with type 2 diabetes is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationships between continuity, glucose control, and advancement through stages of change for…

This study examined whether chronic illness causes delays in adolescents' perceived developmental status. Longitudinal data were obtained from 86 adolescents afflicted with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and 103 healthy adolescents. The…

Clinicians can use data to improve daily clinical practice. This paper offers eight principles for using data to support improvement in busy clinical settings: 1) seek usefulness, not perfection, in the measurement; 2) use a balanced set of process,…
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