Effect of Family-centered Empowerment Model on Treatment Regimen of the School-aged Children With Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Ashrafalsadat Hakim 1 , Farkhondeh Mahmoodi 1 , * , Houshang Alijani Renani 1 , Mahmood Latifi 2

1 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

2 Department of Statistics, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

How to Cite: Hakim A, Mahmoodi F, Alijani Renani H, Latifi M. Effect of Family-centered Empowerment Model on Treatment Regimen of the School-aged Children With Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Jundishapur J Chronic Dis Care. Online ahead of Print ; 3(1):32259.

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Jundishapur Journal of Chronic Disease Care: 3 (1); 32259
Published Online: January 9, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 31, 2013
Accepted: June 19, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: Diabetes is one of the chronic diseases. It is not curable but it can be controlled. The study aimed to determine the effect of family centered empowerment model on the treatment regime of school age children.

Materials and Methods: A clinical trial study was carried out on the school age diabetes children and their families. Considering ethical matter a total of 50 diabetics patients along with the parents who referred to the Golestan Hospital Diabetes Clinic have been contributed to the present study. They were divided randomly into two groups. Data were collected applying questionnaires, included demographics, physical activity, knowledge, adherence to dietary and medication before the intervention in the both groups and immediately after the intervention and 2 months after the intervention. The case group was completed and the data evaluated with SPSS software applying descriptive and analytical statistical tests.

Results: The study was completed and the extracted results for the case group, before and after intervention were obtained compiling; knowledge, (7.5, 16.4) with the (P = 0.0001), medication adherence (31.48, 41.2) with the (P = 0.0001), the dietary regimen (31, 45) with the (P = 0.0001), sporting activities (13, 22) with the (P = 0.0001) and parents knowledge (8.32, 14.32) with the (P = 0.0001). The statistical calculation indicated a significant difference in the control group however, there was no difference in control group (P = 0.2).

Conclusions: Teaching children with diabetes and their families regarding compliance with the treatment regimen through family-centered empowerment model can increase adherence of treatment regimens and better control diabetes through it and helped make possible delayed complications of diabetes.

Keywords

Family Centered Empowerment Model Diabetes School Age Children Treatment Regime

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