Satisfaction with the Health Care Provider and Regimen Adherence in Minority Youth with Type 1 Diabetes

Cortney J. Taylor, Annette M La Greca, Jessica M. Valenzuela, Olivia Hsin, Alan M Delamater

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To assess whether satisfaction with the health-care provider is related to regimen adherence among primarily minority youth with type 1 diabetes. Youth with type 1 diabetes (n = 169; M age = 13.88; 52 % female; 70 % Hispanic) and their parents completed questionnaires that assessed their own satisfaction with the health-care provider and youths’ adherence to diabetes self-care behaviors. Higher youth and parent patient-provider relationship satisfaction was associated with higher regimen adherence. Gender affected the relationship between satisfaction and regimen adherence, such that for girls, greater satisfaction was associated with better adherence; this was not the case for boys. Patient satisfaction with the health care provider is important for regimen adherence among primarily minority youth with type 1 diabetes, particularly for girls. Future research might focus on improving youths’ relationships with their health care providers as a potential pathway to improve regimen adherence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-268
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016



  • Adherence
  • Adolescents
  • Diabetes
  • Patient-physician relationship
  • Satisfaction
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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