Parents' emotional intelligence and children's type i diabetes management

Leehu Zysberg, Tally Lang, Anna Zisberg

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We hypothesized that parents' emotional intelligence associates with their children's type I diabetes outcomes. Eighty-one parents, the main caregivers of their diabetic children, filled out two measures of emotional intelligence and a demographic questionnaire. Three indicators of diabetes management were collected from the patients' files: hemoglobin A1c, mean blood tests per day, and mean blood glucose levels. Emotional intelligence associated with all glycemic management indices, though differences were found between the two measures. Of the demographic factors, income level showed some association with the outcome measures. The results are discussed in light of existing theories and models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1121-1128
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • diabetes
  • emotional intelligence
  • emotions
  • family
  • health behavior
  • quantitative methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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