A comparison of two internet programs for adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Design and methods

Margaret Grey, Robin Whittemore, Lauren Liberti, Alan Delamater, Kathryn Murphy, Melissa S. Faulkner

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Abstract

Implementing psycho-educational programs for youth with type 1 diabetes in clinical care and reaching diverse youth with type 1 diabetes is challenging due to youth, provider, and organizational barriers. This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of an internet coping skills training program with a control condition of internet diabetes education. Each program consists of 5 weekly interactive lessons; the coping skills training program also provides the ability for youth to interact with each other as well as a health coach. Approximately 300 youths with type 1 diabetes will be recruited to participate in this multi-site clinical trial. The primary outcomes are metabolic control, quality of life, and family conflict. Secondary outcomes include stress, coping, self-efficacy, and social competence. Usage, satisfaction, and cost will also be evaluated. In addition, mediators and moderators to intervention effects will be explored. An internet based psycho-educational program for youth with type 1 diabetes may be a promising approach that can be easily be integrated into clinical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-776
Number of pages8
JournalContemporary Clinical Trials
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Diabetes
  • Internet
  • Methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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