Quality of life and coping behaviour in Type 1 diabetes mellitus: relationship with metabolic control

Diem, P; Frost, SA; Augustiny, KF; Radanov, BP (2004). Quality of life and coping behaviour in Type 1 diabetes mellitus: relationship with metabolic control. Diabetes, nutrition & metabolism, 17(3), pp. 151-5. Milano: Editrice Kurtis

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Uncovering factors possibly leading to insufficient metabolic control in Type 1 diabetes, both on the part of the patient or the treating physician, is of considerable relevance. The present long-term study investigated the relevance of patient-related vs education-related factors for the success in achieving acceptable glycaemic control. Adolescents or young adults with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (n= 26, mean age= 22+/-2 yr, diabetes duration= 11+/-5 yr) were followed during 36+/-5 months. All patients were treated by the same diabetologist. At the beginning of the study coping behaviour, quality of life and evaluation of emotional status were assessed. Changes in HbA1c were used as a parameter of glycaemic control. At follow-up there was a significant decrease in HbA1c of 0.4% (p<0.01). However, this was not in statistically significant correlation with age, gender, aspects of quality of life or coping behaviour. Therefore, glycaemic control and/or improvement of glycaemic control in adolescents or young adults with Type 1 diabetes mellitus seems to be primarily related to other factors, eg continuous education provided in a stable setting.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

UniBE Contributor:

Diem, Peter

ISSN:

0394-3402

ISBN:

15334792

Publisher:

Editrice Kurtis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:56

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 22:03

PubMed ID:

15334792

Web of Science ID:

000222933200004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23851 (FactScience: 44840)

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