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?



randomised controlled trial.




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

GraphicFollow up period:

1 year.


Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


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.


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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