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Article- Chaney, D., Coates, V., Shevlin, M., Carson, D., McDougall, A., & Long, A. (2012). Diabetes education: what do adolescents want?. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 21(1/2), 216-223.
Abstract - Aims and objectives. To establish adolescents' beliefs regarding the need for structured diabetes education and their views on how such a program should be organized and what topics need to be addressed. Background. Structured diabetes education programs have become common place in diabetes care in recent years. Despite the use of these programs in adult patients, to date, there exists no tried or tested program for adolescents. Prior to the development of programs for this age group, there is a need to establish their views on program content, delivery mechanisms and how best to introduce structured education in this population. Design. An exploratory qualitative study. Methods. Five focus group interviews were undertaken across three acute Hospital Trusts in Northern Ireland. A total of 21 adolescents between 13-19 years were interviewed. Data were analyzed by means of a thematic content analysis framework. Results. All participants expressed a need for a structured education program specifically tailored to their needs. The complexity of existing diabetes regimens brought with it feelings of frustration and...