Diabetes self-management profile short form: A preliminary report

Richard F. Ittenbach, Amy E. Cassedy, Jennifer M. Rohan, Korey K. Hood, Michael A. Harris, Alan Delamater, Jennifer Pendley, Dennis Drotar

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Effective family management of type 1 diabetes in childhood is critical to maintaining optimal glycemic control. The purpose of this study was to provide preliminary evidence for a reduced form of the Diabetes Self-Management Profile (DSMP) using Rasch modeling techniques. The study was a secondary analysis of DSMP data drawn from a previous study on patterns of self-management from 239 preadolescents with type 1 diabetes. Rasch modeling strategies were used to identify the most informative items and then a reduced score composite was correlated with hemoglobin A1c (A1c) and blood glucose monitoring (BGM) frequency. A short form of the DSMP was obtained using seven items that comprised all five subscales of the DSMP. The DSMP Short-Form (DSMP-SF) composite score correlated significantly with child's HbA1c and BGM frequency. The DSMP-SF may be considered a valid and effective screening interview alternative to the longer, original, DSMP, particularly when attempting to identify high-risk patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Medication adherence
  • Patient compliance
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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