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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211598
Type:
Research Study
Title:
ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF PARENTS RAISING CHILDREN WITH DIABETES
Abstract:
Purpose:  To address the needs of parents raising a child with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Rationale:  Diagnosis of a chronic disease in a child, such as diabetes mellitus, results in acute anxiety and stress in parents; strong emotions such as fear, anxiety, grief, and guilt are common. Parenting stress in diabetes is often centered on worry for the child’s health and parents’ ability to maintain the medical management of their child’s diabetes.  Since parents are the primary caregivers of children with diabetes the impact of stress on the parents can impact the health of the child as well as the health of parents. Method:  All participants were parents of a child with type I Diabetes Mellitus (DM).  No limits were set on age of child or how long the child has had DM.  Parents of children living with diabetes attended four separate two hour support group/workshops.  The Pediatric Inventory for Parents developed by Dr. Randi Streisand to measure parenting stress related specifically to caring for a child with an illness was used as a screening tool to help focus in on specific parent concerns and worries and to address those topics in subsequent workshops. Parents also completed an open ended questionnaire at the end of each workshop. Results:  Preliminary results show the parents respond very positively to being able to talk with other parents in the same situation.  Nearly all the parents stated that hearing how other parents work through difficult situations and handle raising their child with diabetes was helpful.  Subsequent workshops will again focus on topics identified by the Pediatric Inventory for Parents as being stressful for the participating parents. Implications:  The topics raised were relevant to all the parents present.  Parents participating in the workshops report knowing that there are others that have the same problems has helped decreased their stress levels. They repeatedly reported it was helpful to know there were others with the same problems and that being able to interact with them was beneficial.
Keywords:
Parental needs; Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
5564
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF PARENTS RAISING CHILDREN WITH DIABETESen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211598-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:  To address the needs of parents raising a child with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Rationale:  Diagnosis of a chronic disease in a child, such as diabetes mellitus, results in acute anxiety and stress in parents; strong emotions such as fear, anxiety, grief, and guilt are common. Parenting stress in diabetes is often centered on worry for the child’s health and parents’ ability to maintain the medical management of their child’s diabetes.  Since parents are the primary caregivers of children with diabetes the impact of stress on the parents can impact the health of the child as well as the health of parents. Method:  All participants were parents of a child with type I Diabetes Mellitus (DM).  No limits were set on age of child or how long the child has had DM.  Parents of children living with diabetes attended four separate two hour support group/workshops.  The Pediatric Inventory for Parents developed by Dr. Randi Streisand to measure parenting stress related specifically to caring for a child with an illness was used as a screening tool to help focus in on specific parent concerns and worries and to address those topics in subsequent workshops. Parents also completed an open ended questionnaire at the end of each workshop. Results:  Preliminary results show the parents respond very positively to being able to talk with other parents in the same situation.  Nearly all the parents stated that hearing how other parents work through difficult situations and handle raising their child with diabetes was helpful.  Subsequent workshops will again focus on topics identified by the Pediatric Inventory for Parents as being stressful for the participating parents. Implications:  The topics raised were relevant to all the parents present.  Parents participating in the workshops report knowing that there are others that have the same problems has helped decreased their stress levels. They repeatedly reported it was helpful to know there were others with the same problems and that being able to interact with them was beneficial.en_GB
dc.subjectParental needsen_GB
dc.subjectType 1 diabetes mellitusen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:04:26Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:04:26Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:04:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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