Integrative Review of the Transitions of Emerging Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603071
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Integrative Review of the Transitions of Emerging Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Author(s):
Saylor, Jennifer
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Xi
Author Details:
Jennifer Saylor, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, jsaylor@udel.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background/Purpose: Approximately three million Americans have type 1 diabetes, which is the most common childhood metabolic disease. Transitional events among emerging adults from late adolescence to late twenties may cause physiological and psychological difficulties, especially for those with type 1 diabetes. Although research is more prevalent in the early and mid-adolescent age groups, there is a dearth in the literature among the emerging adults age group. This vulnerable population undergoes a critical transitional time with an overwhelming sense of developing independence. This critical phase may impact the trajectory of type 1 diabetes management not only physiologically, but also psychologically throughout one’s lifespan. This integrative literature review evaluates the current state of the science of emerging adults with type 1 diabetes during transitional events. Methods : A comprehensive multi-step literature search (published 1994–2014) of transition, type 1 diabetes, and young adults, which indexed in the CINAHL, Pubmed, PsychINFO and Cochrane databases was performed. A sample of 36 research and non-research reports met the inclusion criteria. All 36 articles were included in the review. A systematic and iterative approach was used to extract and reduce the data to draw conclusions. Results: This analysis revealed that the most crucial transitional events among emerging adults with type 1 diabetes are those that promote independence, including attending college, leaving parents’ home, obtaining new employment, and transferring from a pediatric to adult care. Stress was a common theme among emerging adults, especially those in college with erratic eating, sleeping, and course schedules. Balancing college living and diabetes management is essential but non-existent in the literature. Conclusions & Implications: Despite the small sample sizes and descriptive research methods, this review suggests some barriers and facilitators for transitioning emerging young adults with type 1 diabetes. Further research including interventional studies of educating emerging young adults is essential to aid in the transition to college, which may improve diabetes management and quality of life.
Keywords:
type 1 diabetes; young adults; transitioning from to adult care
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.71
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleIntegrative Review of the Transitions of Emerging Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetesen
dc.contributor.authorSaylor, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Xien
dc.author.detailsJennifer Saylor, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, jsaylor@udel.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603071en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background/Purpose: Approximately three million Americans have type 1 diabetes, which is the most common childhood metabolic disease. Transitional events among emerging adults from late adolescence to late twenties may cause physiological and psychological difficulties, especially for those with type 1 diabetes. Although research is more prevalent in the early and mid-adolescent age groups, there is a dearth in the literature among the emerging adults age group. This vulnerable population undergoes a critical transitional time with an overwhelming sense of developing independence. This critical phase may impact the trajectory of type 1 diabetes management not only physiologically, but also psychologically throughout one’s lifespan. This integrative literature review evaluates the current state of the science of emerging adults with type 1 diabetes during transitional events. Methods : A comprehensive multi-step literature search (published 1994–2014) of transition, type 1 diabetes, and young adults, which indexed in the CINAHL, Pubmed, PsychINFO and Cochrane databases was performed. A sample of 36 research and non-research reports met the inclusion criteria. All 36 articles were included in the review. A systematic and iterative approach was used to extract and reduce the data to draw conclusions. Results: This analysis revealed that the most crucial transitional events among emerging adults with type 1 diabetes are those that promote independence, including attending college, leaving parents’ home, obtaining new employment, and transferring from a pediatric to adult care. Stress was a common theme among emerging adults, especially those in college with erratic eating, sleeping, and course schedules. Balancing college living and diabetes management is essential but non-existent in the literature. Conclusions & Implications: Despite the small sample sizes and descriptive research methods, this review suggests some barriers and facilitators for transitioning emerging young adults with type 1 diabetes. Further research including interventional studies of educating emerging young adults is essential to aid in the transition to college, which may improve diabetes management and quality of life.en
dc.subjecttype 1 diabetesen
dc.subjectyoung adultsen
dc.subjecttransitioning from to adult careen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:42:41Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:42:41Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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