Satisfaction with the Health Care Provider and Regimen Adherence in Minority Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes Adolescents Youth Patient-physician relationship Satisfaction Adherence
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
To assess whether satisfaction with the health-care provider is related to regimen adherence among primarily minority youth with type 1 diabetes. Youth with type 1 diabetes (n = 169; M age = 13.88; 52 % female; 70 % Hispanic) and their parents completed questionnaires that assessed their own satisfaction with the health-care provider and youths’ adherence to diabetes self-care behaviors. Higher youth and parent patient-provider relationship satisfaction was associated with higher regimen adherence. Gender affected the relationship between satisfaction and regimen adherence, such that for girls, greater satisfaction was associated with better adherence; this was not the case for boys. Patient satisfaction with the health care provider is important for regimen adherence among primarily minority youth with type 1 diabetes, particularly for girls. Future research might focus on improving youths’ relationships with their health care providers as a potential pathway to improve regimen adherence.
Taylor, C. J.,
Valenzuela, J. M.,
(2016). Satisfaction with the Health Care
Provider and Regimen Adherence in Minority Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.. Journal of Clinical
Psychology in Medical Settings., 23(257).
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/1457