Diabetes stress and coping strategies study
The Children’s Diabetes Centre is investigating the ways young people, and their primary carers, cope with stressors associated with type 1 diabetes. We intend to explore how these factors relate to physiological and psychological diabetes outcomes in adolescents.
Who can participate?
We are looking for:
- Adolescents aged 12-18 years old and their parents
- Young people who have had type 1 diabetes for at least one year
What does participation involve?
Adolescents and their parents will be asked to complete one online survey each, which will take roughly 30 mins in duration. Questions for adolescents will assess coping strategies, quality of life, diabetes-related stress, self-efficacy, and experiences of stigma. Questions for parents will also assess coping strategies as well as levels of stress and diabetes-related family conflict.
We will also request to access clinical and demographic data, specifically: adolescent’s date of birth, age at diagnosis, sex, most recent HbA1c, and insulin regimen.
How can I find out more?
Parent information sheet
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6456 5882 to talk to a member of the research team.