Adolescents with Diabetes: Perceptions of Quality of Life And Care in Counties Manukau Health

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dc.contributor.advisor Parsons, J en Cattaway, Hannah en 2015-07-30T02:11:39Z en 2015 en
dc.identifier.citation 2015 en
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dc.description.abstract Background Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a common chronic disease with significant morbidity, mortality and cost. Adolescents with DM are three times more likely to suffer with depression compared to those without chronic illness. Objective The primary objective was to evaluate how adolescents view their Quality Of Life (QOL) and identify factors that may influence their QOL. Secondary outcomes audit and present clinical data from the Counties Manukau Health Adolescents with DM clinical Database to compare whether there is any difference in clinical outcomes between those with T1DM compared to T2DM. Participants Participants captured from the Adolescents with DM database were invited to participate in the online survey, of 145 letters sent out 39 people participated in the online survey (26%). Data from 100 adolescents active within the Adolescent with DM database was audited. Methods For the primary objective a semi structured qualitative study which used previously validated quality of life tools was used. Results Of the 39 people who responded to the QOL survey 2.85% (n=1) showed strong signs of depression and 18% (n=7) as having low mood. From the database those with T2DM come from areas of poorer social deprivation compared to those with T1DM (8.9 compared to 6.6). Those with T2DM had increased weight and BMI compared to those with T1DM (t=6.301, p=<0.001). Early signs of DM related complications such a raised ACR were more evident in those with T2DM (t=2.123, P=0.038). Conclusion Adolescents with DM are at higher risk of depression and other DM related complications such as raised ACR. Diabetes Nurse Specialists are well placed to assess mood and screen for depression during regular clinical visits as well as monitor and manages early signs of DM related complications. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
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dc.title Adolescents with Diabetes: Perceptions of Quality of Life And Care in Counties Manukau Health en
dc.type Thesis en Nursing en The University of Auckland en Masters en
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pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-07-30 en

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