The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of youth with diabetes (DM) and their parents/guardians about issues related to eating habits, and to identify the relationships between treatment and lifestyle/daily care factors, youth characteristics, and eating habits of youth with DM.
Methods included medical chart review and a written survey for youth with DM (N = 161) aged 10 to 20 years and their parents/guardians (N = 133) at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, California in 2009.
Healthier eating was associated with stronger parent-youth relationships (p = .001), eating meals at home (p = .001), parent/guardian involvement in DM management (p = .048), younger age of youth (p = .001), youth being male ( p = .004) and whole-family dietary changes (p = .006), but not with treatment duration, special meetings with a registered dietitian, parent/guardian age, or the BMI z-score, race/ethnicity, or language of youth.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
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