Parents' experiences, needs, and preferences in pediatric diabetes care: Suggestions for improvement of care and the possible role of the Internet: A qualitative study
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SourceJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 20, 3, (2015), pp. 218-229
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SW OZ RSCR CAOS
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
SubjectAnthropology and Development Studies
Purpose: To investigate the needs and preferences of parents of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) concerning pediatric diabetes care and use of Internet in care. Design and Methods: Parents of 34 children, aged 2–12, with T1D participated in seven focus group interviews. Results: Analysis revealed provision of tailored care, disease information, peer support, and accessibility of healthcare professionals as major needs in parents. Internet could be used to satisfy these needs. Practical Implications: According to parents, diabetes teams should focus on the impact of the disease, parents' experience, and the child's development, and provide online professional and peer support.
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