Psychometric properties of a self-report measure of adherence to the diabetes regimen

Heather D. Lehmkuhl, Chrissy Cammarata, Kara Meyer, Danny Duke, Adam Lewin, Laura Williams, Eric A. Storch, Rebecca Nichols, Janet Silverstein, Gary R. Geffken

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Abstract

Management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) involves a complex regimen. Adherence may improve glycemic control and health outcomes. Accurately assessing adherence is critical. A parent and child self-report measure of regimen adherence was developed: Assessment of Diabetes Adherence, Parent and Child (ADA-P/-C). One hundred sixty-five youth with T1D and parents completed the Diabetes Self-Management Profile (DSMP), psychosocial measures, and the ADA-P/-C. Results revealed good psychometric properties. Parent and child agreement was adequate. Although not intended to replace the DSMP, the ADA-P/-C may be used for multiple adherence measurements, as part of a larger assessment battery, and when a trained clinician is not available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-90
Number of pages15
JournalChildren's Health Care
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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    Lehmkuhl, H. D., Cammarata, C., Meyer, K., Duke, D., Lewin, A., Williams, L., Storch, E. A., Nichols, R., Silverstein, J., & Geffken, G. R. (2009). Psychometric properties of a self-report measure of adherence to the diabetes regimen. Children's Health Care, 38(1), 76-90. https://doi.org/10.1080/02739610802615914