Introduction: This study examines parental sense of coherence (SOC) as a resource to health and well-being among adolescents with diabetes. Method: Participants were recruited by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and a major pediatric diabetes clinic. Parents of 75 adolescents with type 1 diabetes completed the SOC Questionnaire. Parents and adolescents completed questionnaires regarding the child's physical health, disease self-management, and behavioral problems. Parents and physicians reported adolescent's HbA1c level. Results: Results showed that parents' SOC was positively correlated to adolescents' physical health and negatively to internalizing problems. Conclusions: Findings highlight the place of parents in the wellness of adolescents with disease and provide a basis for interventions that enhance adolescents' health and psychological adjustment.
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The study was funded by a grant of the Maccabi Institute of Health Services Research, Israel and was carried out in cooperation with Prof. Naim Shehadeh, director of the Pediatric Diabetes and Obesity Clinic at Rambam Medical Center, and Dr. Hadassah Guttmann, director of the Maccabi Healthcare Services Northern District Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute, Israel.
© 2014 Elsevier Inc.
- Sense of coherence
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