Psychological symptoms in children with type-1 diabetes
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Aim: This research was designed to determine the psychological symptoms of children with type-1 diabetes. Methods: The study was performed at the Pediatric Endocrine Outpatient Clinic of a Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul between November 2016 and April 2017. The sampling of this descriptive and crosssectional study conducted with the children who applied to the outpatient clinic for diagnosis or treatment, and agreed to participate in the study (N: 120). Data were collected using the "Personal Information Form" and "Symptom Checklist-90-R". Results: The mean age of the children was 14.6, more than half of them were girls, half of them had a moderate economy, 16.7% had a chronic illness in their family, and 20% had a family history of psychiatric disorder. It was found that 79.2% of the children had a period between 1 and 5 years after diagnosis, 40% of the family members had diabetes, and 70% of children's daily life was affected by the disease. While the mean interpersonal sensitivity sub-dimension score of the children's psychological symptom screening was the highest, and the psychotic sub-dimension mean score was the lowest. Conclusion: It was determined that children have some psychological symptoms after diagnosing with type-1 diabetes. It was found that the time of getting the diagnosis and having the child or family member with a chronic illness and/or psychiatric disorder effect the development of psychological symptoms.
SourceInternational Journal of Caring Sciences
- Makale Koleksiyonu 
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