The Influence of Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Fitness on Disease-Specific Quality of Life in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152186
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Presentation
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The Influence of Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Fitness on Disease-Specific Quality of Life in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
Abstract:
The Influence of Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Fitness on Disease-Specific Quality of Life in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Chang, Lu-I, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Taipei Medical University
Title:Instructor
Co-Authors:Lauretta Quinn, PhD, RN; Melissa Spezia Faulkner, DSN, RN, FAAN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Secondary data analysis of a larger, cross-sectional study on cardiovascular risks in adolescents with diabetes was conducted to examine the possible influences of glycemic control and cardiovascular fitness on quality of life. Participants included adolescents with type 1 diabetes whose ages were between 13 and 19 years. Glycemic control was determined with HbA1C. Cardiovascular fitness was measured with peak VO2 using the McMaster Cycling Protocol in conjunction with a SensorMedics VMax29 Metabolic system. Adolescents' self-perceived quality of life was assessed with Diabetes Quality of Life for Youth. The adolescents' average HbA1C was 8.6%, which is higher than the American Diabetes Association's recommended treatment goal of 7.5%. The mean peak VO2 was approximately 34.7 ml/kg/min, which is lower than results reported for similar aged non-diabetic youth. The levels of adolescents' perceived disease-specific quality of life were similar to those reported in other studies. Glycemic control was significantly correlated with the perceived impact of diabetes, r (n=98) = .17, p < .05, but not correlated with their perceived worries about diabetes, life satisfaction, and health status. Those who exhibited higher HbA1C (reflective of poor glycemic control) tended to perceive a higher level of diabetes impact. Cardiovascular fitness was positively correlated with their perceived health r (n=100) = .22, p < .05, but not correlated with their perceived impact of diabetes, worries about diabetes, and life satisfaction. These data support the importance of a physically active lifestyle for adolescents with diabetes to enhance fitness, glycemic control, and perceptions of overall health.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Influence of Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Fitness on Disease-Specific Quality of Life in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152186-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Influence of Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Fitness on Disease-Specific Quality of Life in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chang, Lu-I, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Taipei Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">luichang@tmu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lauretta Quinn, PhD, RN; Melissa Spezia Faulkner, DSN, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Secondary data analysis of a larger, cross-sectional study on cardiovascular risks in adolescents with diabetes was conducted to examine the possible influences of glycemic control and cardiovascular fitness on quality of life. Participants included adolescents with type 1 diabetes whose ages were between 13 and 19 years. Glycemic control was determined with HbA1C. Cardiovascular fitness was measured with peak VO2 using the McMaster Cycling Protocol in conjunction with a SensorMedics VMax29 Metabolic system. Adolescents' self-perceived quality of life was assessed with Diabetes Quality of Life for Youth. The adolescents' average HbA1C was 8.6%, which is higher than the American Diabetes Association's recommended treatment goal of 7.5%. The mean peak VO2 was approximately 34.7 ml/kg/min, which is lower than results reported for similar aged non-diabetic youth. The levels of adolescents' perceived disease-specific quality of life were similar to those reported in other studies. Glycemic control was significantly correlated with the perceived impact of diabetes, r (n=98) = .17, p &lt; .05, but not correlated with their perceived worries about diabetes, life satisfaction, and health status. Those who exhibited higher HbA1C (reflective of poor glycemic control) tended to perceive a higher level of diabetes impact. Cardiovascular fitness was positively correlated with their perceived health r (n=100) = .22, p &lt; .05, but not correlated with their perceived impact of diabetes, worries about diabetes, and life satisfaction. These data support the importance of a physically active lifestyle for adolescents with diabetes to enhance fitness, glycemic control, and perceptions of overall health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:27:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:27:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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