A Qualitative Study Exploring Coping Strategies in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

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dc.contributor.author Serlachius, Anna en
dc.contributor.author Frydenberg, E en
dc.contributor.author Northam, E en
dc.contributor.author Cameron, F en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-09T22:37:41Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-09 en
dc.identifier.citation Children Australia, 2011, 36 (3), pp. 144 - 152 en
dc.identifier.issn 1035-0772 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30677 en
dc.description.abstract Adolescents diagnosed with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) face the typical physical and psychosocial challenges associated with adolescence, as well as the additional challenges of having to cope with the daily stressors of living with a chronic illness. In order to explore coping strategies in this population of adolescents, and to compare the constructs with those identified by the Adolescent Coping Scale (ACS), four focus groups were conducted with 13 adolescents with T1DM. The qualitative data was analysed using content analysis and grouped according to the ACS. Prevalent nonproductive coping strategies included Tension Reduction (the use of maladaptive techniques to reduce tension/stress), Ignore the Problem and Keep to Self. Prevalent productive coping strategies included Seek Social Support, Physical Recreation and Seek Relaxing Diversions. The qualitative data not only affirmed the conceptual areas of the ACS for use with adolescents with T1DM, but also highlighted the need to teach coping strategies to adolescents with T1DM to give them an additional skill set to help them better manage the challenges of diabetes. en
dc.description.uri https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/children-australia en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Children Australia en
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dc.title A Qualitative Study Exploring Coping Strategies in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1375/jcas.36.3.144 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 144 en
pubs.volume 36 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Cambridge University Press (CUP) en
pubs.author-url https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/children-australia/article/a-qualitative-study-exploring-coping-strategies-in-youth-with-type-1-diabetes/C4874A67F7A3BE743B139E84556D63A3 en
pubs.end-page 152 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 541252 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Psychological Medicine Dept en
dc.identifier.eissn 2049-7776 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-10-10 en

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