Diabetes Strengths Study

2015-07-29 14:08:22 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine whether a newly developed intervention is feasible and acceptable to adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their families and diabetes care providers, and to evaluate trends in whether the intervention impacts important diabetes outcomes. The intervention involves diabetes care providers discussing and reinforcing individuals' and families' diabetes management strengths during routine, outpatient diabetes care appointments.


The purpose of this study is to pilot test a newly developed strengths-based clinical intervention delivered by diabetes care providers in the context of routine ambulatory diabetes care, designed to promote resilience and support diabetes management among adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their families. The emphasis of the intervention is shifting the tone of clinical encounters for diabetes care to emphasize and reinforce youths' and families' current diabetes strengths and positive diabetes management behaviors. Youth with type 1 diabetes are seen routinely in clinic every 3-4 months, and this intervention will occur at two consecutive clinic visits. The intervention consists of (A) assessing youth and family diabetes strengths and adherence prior to each visit, and (B) training diabetes care providers to tailor their clinical encounters around reinforcing each patient and family's unique "diabetes strengths profile" generated from the strengths and adherence assessments.

Outcome assessments are conducted at baseline (prior to the start of the intervention) and immediately following the conclusion of the intervention (approximately 6-8 months later). The primary outcome is feasibility and acceptability, measured by qualitative feedback from participants and providers, as well as quantification of recruitment and enrollment, provider adherence to intervention protocol, and time to completion. Secondary (exploratory) outcomes include diabetes regimen adherence, glycemic control, family conflict, diabetes burden, diabetes strengths, and satisfaction with the diabetes care provider relationship. Strengths and adherence assessments are also completed prior to the second clinic visit to generate the diabetes strengths profile.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label


Type 1 Diabetes


Diabetes Strengths Study


Baylor College of Medicine
United States


Enrolling by invitation


Baylor College of Medicine

Results (where available)

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