Original Article

The Development of Insulin Treatment Self-Management Scale Child Form (ages 8-18) and Parent Form

10.4274/jcrpe.galenos.2019.2019.0026

  • Çağrı ÇÖVENER ÖZÇELİK
  • Eda AKTAŞ
  • Nesrin ŞEN CELASİN
  • Gülten KARAHAN OKUROĞLU
  • Şükriye ŞAHİN

Received Date: 14.02.2019 Accepted Date: 20.03.2019 J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 0;0(0):0-0 [e-Pub] PMID: 30905141

Objective:

The aim of the study was to develop the Insulin Treatment Self-Management Scale: Child Form and Parent Form for children ages 8–18 with type 1 diabetes.

Methods:

A total of 331 children with type 1 diabetes and their parents participated in the study. Development of a methodologically designed scale was conducted to identify insulin treatment self-management of children with type 1 diabetes. Children and parents completed the data collection tools by themselves.

Results:

The scale is valid and reliable, and it has two subscales. One subscale is related to cognitive and behavioural expressions regarding insulin treatment (self-efficacy), and the other is related to emotional aspects (emotional impacts).

Conclusions:

This study presents a valid and reliable scale for measuring insulin treatment self-management in children with type 1 diabetes. The scale is absolutely crucial to determine insulin treatment self-management in children with type 1 diabetes and their parents as well as effective nursing care.

Keywords: insulin treatment, self-management, scale development, type 1 diabetes