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Studies in the area of pediatric in children reported from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. - Diabetes Week

Current study results from the report, 'A multisite trial of a clinic-integrated intervention for promoting family management of pediatric type 1 diabetes: feasibility and design,' have been published. 'The feasibility of a family-based clinic-integrated behavioral intervention to improve family management of type 1 diabetes was evaluated. In each of four clinical sites, 30-32 families (a total of 122) were randomized to intervention or usual care comparison groups,' researchers in the United States report (see also Life Sciences).

'The WE*CAN intervention, based on family problem-solving methods, was delivered during three routine clinic visits by trained 'Health Advisors'. Of eligible families across the four sites, 83% agreed to participate, of whom 96% completed the baseline, mid-term, and postintervention assessments. Families participated in an average of 2.85 intervention sessions over an 8-month period. The intervention was integrated into the clinic setting without impairing clinic flow and was implemented with fidelity and consistency across sites by trained non-professionals. The findings provide evidence of the feasibility of conducting a multisite trial to evaluate the effects of a clinic-integrated problem-solving intervention to improve family management,' wrote T.R. Nansel and colleagues, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

The researchers concluded: 'Many lessons were learned that provide guidance for recruitment, measurement, and intervention for the larger clinical trial.'

Nansel and colleagues published their study in Pediatric Diabetes (A multisite trial of a clinic-integrated intervention for promoting family management of pediatric type 1 diabetes: feasibility and design. Pediatric Diabetes, 2009;10(2):105-15).

For additional information, contact T.R. Nansel, National Institutes of Health, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, DHHS, Bethesda, MD USA..

Publisher contact information for the journal Pediatric Diabetes is: Blackwell Publishing Inc., 350 Main St., Malden, MA 02148, USA.

Keywords: United States, Bethesda, Life Sciences, Pediatric Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Child Health, Behavior.

This article was prepared by Diabetes Week editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2009, Diabetes Week via NewsRx.com.