Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Perceptions of youth with diabetes and their parents/guardians about youth eating habits and nutrition-related difficulties
by Parker, Emily C., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 205; 1490324
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lee, Jacqueline
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition
Publication Number: 1490324
ISBN: 978-1-124-54611-7
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