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Evid Based Nurs 7:10 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.1.10
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Family focused teamwork prevented deterioration in diabetes control in children and adolescents


 
 Q In children and adolescents with recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus, does a family focused teamwork intervention improve glycaemic control and minimise diabetes related family conflict?

METHODS

GraphicDesign:

randomised controlled trial.

GraphicAllocation:

{concealed}*.

GraphicBlinding:

blinded {healthcare providers, outcome assessors, and data analysts}*.

GraphicFollow up period:

1 year.

GraphicSetting:

Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

GraphicPatients:

105 children 8–17 years of age (mean age 12 y, 53% boys) who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes within the previous 6 years but without concurring serious illness, had ⩾1 visit to the Joslin Diabetes Center in the past year, and intended to have routine follow up diabetes care at the centre.

GraphicInterventions:

stratification by age and duration of diabetes and allocation to a family focused teamwork intervention (n = 50) or standard care (n = 50). The teamwork intervention …

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