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Teens-Connect: Preventive Psycho-education for Transitioning Teens With Diabetes (TeensConnect)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01783327
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

January 28, 2013
February 4, 2013
January 8, 2016
July 2012
May 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Change from baseline hemoglobin A1c over 12 months [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months ]
  • Change from baseline quality of life over 12 months [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months ]
Same as current
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  • Change from baseline coping/Stress over 12 months [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months ]
    Coping/stress will be measured using the Perceived Stress Scale
  • Change from baseline self-efficacy over 12 months [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months ]
    Self-efficacy will be assessed using the Self-efficacy for Diabetes Scale
  • Change from baseline problem-solving over 12 months [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months ]
    Problem-solving will be assessed using the Self-Management of Diabetes-Adolescent (SMOD-A) questionnaire
  • Change from baseline self-management over 12 months [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months ]
    Self-management will be assessed using the Self-care Inventory (SCI)
  • Costs [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Costs will be assessed using financial and staff records
  • Change from baseline quality adjusted life years over 12 months [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months ]
    Quality adjusted life years will be assessed using the Health Utilities Index Step 3 (Adolescent and Parent)
Same as current
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Teens-Connect: Preventive Psycho-education for Transitioning Teens With Diabetes
Teens-Connect: Preventive Psycho-education for Transitioning Teens With Diabetes
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of a state-of the art internet psycho-educational program in clinical practice (Teens-Connect), compared to use of a standard and widely available internet diabetes program for youth (Planet D™) in a mixed-method randomized clinical trial design.

The aims are:

  1. To evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of provider-prescribed Teens-Connect (TEENCOPE™+Managing Diabetes) in pediatric diabetes practice compared to prescription of Planet D™.

    The hypotheses to be studied are:

    1. Youth who participate in Teens-Connect will have better metabolic control (A1c) and quality of life (QOL) than those who participate in Planet D.
    2. These effects will be mediated by improvements in stress/coping, self-efficacy, diabetes problem-solving, and self-management.
    3. Teens-Connect prescribed by providers in diabetes clinics will be a cost-effective approach to reduce A1c and improve quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) for youth with T1D.
  2. To compare the reach, efficacy, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) of the two provider-prescribed psycho-educational internet programs.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Behavioral: Teens-Connect
    Teens-Connect combines Managing Diabetes and TEENCOPE. Managing Diabetes consists of 5 sessions on age-appropriate, educational content related to diabetes problem-solving and self-efficacy to improve self-management. TEENCOPE consists of 5 sessions designed to increase youth's sense of competence and mastery by retraining inappropriate or non-constructive coping styles and forming more positive styles and patterns of behavior. The program is highly interactive and youth can talk with each other on an online moderated discussion board. Youth will be asked to use the website at least twice per week for 4 weeks.
  • Behavioral: Planet D
    Planet D provides age-appropriate diabetes education on a variety of topics and social networking discussion boards on diabetes, food and exercise, personal interests, and diabetes camp. Planet D addresses emotions and self-management through education and social networking. Youth who register can also create a profile, upload and share pictures, identify favorite news and blog feeds as well as provide comments or tags to other members. Planet D has been online since 2007 and contains numerous diabetes-related articles geared toward youth as well as a secure message board. Youth will be asked to interact with the website twice a week for 4 weeks.
  • Experimental: Teens-Connect
    The Teens-Connect Program is an internet-based program that combines Managing Diabetes and TEENCOPE.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Teens-Connect
  • Active Comparator: Planet D
    Planet D is an internet program developed by the American Diabetes Association for children and adolescents with diabetes.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Planet D
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
August 2015
May 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least 6 months
  • Age 11 to 14 years
  • English-speaking
  • Assent
  • Parent/guardian consent to participate in study

Exclusion Criteria:

*Previous exposure to TEENCOPE and/or Managing Diabetes

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
11 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Yale University
Yale University
American Diabetes Association
Principal Investigator: Margaret Grey, DrPH Yale School of Nursing
Principal Investigator: Robin Whittemore, PhD Yale School of Nursing
Yale University
January 2016

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