Parent-adolescent communication and self-management of type 1 diabetes: a systematic literature review

Adams, Libby (2018) Parent-adolescent communication and self-management of type 1 diabetes: a systematic literature review. Honours thesis, University of Southern Queensland. (Unpublished)

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Aim: To present a synthesis of findings from empirical studies over the past 12 years regarding communication and interactions between parents and their adolescents’ self-management of type 1 diabetes. Background: Communication between parent and adolescent is crucial, as diabetes responsibility shifts from parent to adolescent. Earlier research found parental support, conflict, control, and warmth to be important factors. Since then, emerging technologies such as online health interventions, mobile communication, and insulin pump technologies likely further influence parent-adolescent communication. Methods: PRIMSA guidelines were followed. Searches included, Pubmed, CINAHL, PsychINFO and Health source: Nursing/Academic edition between 1 January 2006 and 28 May 2018. Reference lists and citations of eligible articles was also searched. Included studies were peer-reviewed, in English, and featured communication between parents and their adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Results: Forty-one articles were eligible, including thirty-seven quantitative and four qualitative studies. Self-management was measured by adherence, glycemic control, diabetes self-efficacy, and self-care. Studies were synthesis within four main categories. Warmth and conflict yielded the most findings, followed by support, then control. Warmth and support was associated with adaptive communication for self-management, conflict was associated with maladaptive outcomes, and control was associated with both. The extent and strength of findings were discussed and related to an adapted theoretical model. Conclusion: Overall, a better understanding about the complexities of parent-adolescent communication may inform the development of effective interventions to improve diabetes self-care and glycaemic control among adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

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Item Type: Thesis (Non-Research) (Honours)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Science (Honours), majoring in Psychology thesis.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Supervisors: Mullens, Amy
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 04:31
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 04:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent, adolescence, parent-adolescent communication, type 1 diabetes, self-management
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111710 Health Counselling

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