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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology