Ability to Cope With Type 1 Diabetes

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00206349
First received: September 14, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to learn about the relationship that exists between coping skills and blood glucose control. In addition to this, we will study the effect of Type 1 diabetes on coping skills in different age groups, genders, ethnicities, socioeconomic groups, and the duration of diabetes.


Condition Phase
Depression
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Evaluation of Coping Skills in Type 1 Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by Baylor College of Medicine:

Estimated Enrollment: 220
Study Start Date: June 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2005
Detailed Description:

Coping with type 1 diabetes can be very difficult. Type 1 diabetes is a very unique chronic disease because it requires constant attention to several responsibilities such as daily glucose monitoring, multiple daily insulin doses, and strict diet and exercise. Several studies have shown that increased rates of poorer glucose control are a result of struggling to cope with type 1 diabetes. This may be due to the fact that many type 1 diabetics experience a feeling of exhaustion, or "burnout," after a certain period of time due to an overwhelming amount of responsibility.

In our study we would like to determine how children's ability to cope with diabetes affects glucose control. By completing several questionnaires, we can analyze different kinds of coping skills through a complex scoring system. These scores will then be analyzed in comparison to your glucose control using HbA1c.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must be type 1 diabetic
  • English/Spanish speaking
  • The legal guardian must be present

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-cognitive or mentally ill
  • Under the age of 8.0 years
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00206349

Locations
United States, Texas
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rubina A Heptulla, MD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00206349     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15806
Study First Received: September 14, 2005
Last Updated: September 14, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Baylor College of Medicine:
Depression
Socioeconomic status
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Children
Adolescents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Autoimmune Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Mood Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 29, 2014