A systematic review of parenting interventions for parents of children with type 1 diabetes

Lohan, A, Morawska, A and Mitchell, A (2015) A systematic review of parenting interventions for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41 6: 803-817. doi:10.1111/cch.12278

Author Lohan, A
Morawska, A
Mitchell, A
Title A systematic review of parenting interventions for parents of children with type 1 diabetes
Journal name Child: Care, Health and Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1365-2214
Publication date 2015-08-13
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/cch.12278
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 41
Issue 6
Start page 803
End page 817
Total pages 15
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
To summarize the parenting intervention literature for parents of children aged 2–10 years (mean age <10 years) with type 1 diabetes and to evaluate intervention efficacy in improving a range of parent, family and child outcomes. The present review de-emphasizes the traditional medical approach to illness management summarized in previous reviews and focuses on parenting factors identified in the literature as important to diabetes management. This review article is important as it outlines the present state of parenting intervention literature for this population.

Electronic searches were conducted for seven databases (Cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus, The Cochrane library and Web of Science) from their start dates until April 2014. Reference lists of all included papers were also searched for potentially relevant articles.

Seven papers, representing six studies, met the inclusion criteria. Three studies primarily focused on improving parenting practices. The intervention programmes described in the remaining studies comprised multiple components; thus, it is difficult to establish the contribution of the parenting components to improving outcomes.

Parenting interventions may help to improve responsibility sharing and cooperation in diabetes management, child behaviour difficulties, parental behaviour, parents' psychological distress and child health outcomes. This review suggests the need for further well-designed trials of parenting interventions to determine their specific contribution to improving outcomes for this population.
Keyword Children
Parenting interventions
Systematic review
Type 1 diabetes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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