MICHAEL Method- Fulfilling Individual Potential to Attain Excellence - as a Tool for Improving Metabolic Control and Quality of Life Among Adolescence With Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is the most common childhood disease. Treatment of diabetes requires personal checks of blood sugar levels, injecting insulin, changing eating habits and physical exercise, which requires a real change in the life of the child & adolescent and can cause significant damage to the quality of life as well.
Compliance to treatment is a major challenge for all patients and mostly to adolescence, which often worsen their diabetes control at that age.
The Michael Method is a unique, holistic program to develop and realize an individual's emotional, intellectual and behavioral potential, which is based on the belief that every human being can excel in every field they choose. The method was developed in 1988 by a multi-disciplinary team of professional academic in Israel. Today the Israeli education system implements the method in Junior High Schools and High Schools in diverse educational sectors. The program is taught at many other various frameworks: teachers' continuing education programs, colleges, programs run by the Ministries of Defense and Social Welfare, the National Insurance Institute, the National Electric Corporation and in many other public and private frameworks.
The proposed study is aimed to assess whether the Michael Method can be used as a tool for improving metabolic control and quality of life among uncontrolled adolescence with type 1 diabetes
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||MICHAEL Method- Fulfilling Individual Potential to Attain Excellence - as a Tool for Improving Metabolic Control and Quality of Life Among Adolescence With Type 1 Diabetes|
- Metabolic Control measured as HbA1c level [ Time Frame: at the end of the study - after 15 weeks ]
- Diabetes Quality of Life questionnaire (DQOLY) [ Time Frame: At the end of the study- after 15 weeks ]
- Self assessment questionnaire [ Time Frame: At the end of the study- after 15 weeks ]
- Number of severe hypoglycemic events [ Time Frame: at the end of the study-after 15 weeks ]
- Number of Diabetic Keto Acidosis events [ Time Frame: at the end of the study- after 15 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Michael Method
14 group meeting, taking place once a week during 14 consecutive weeks
|Behavioral: Michael Method|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01691287
|Schneider Medical Center|
|Petah-TTikva, Israel, 49202|