Brief report: Initial testing of scales measuring parent and adolescent perceptions of adolescents' assumption of diabetes management

Kathleen M. Hanna, Linda A. DiMeglio, J. Dennis Fortenberry

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Objective: This study tested parallel adolescent and parent versions of the Perceptions of Adolescents' Assumption of Diabetes Management scales. Methods: First, 78 items developed from interview data were reviewed by a panel of adolescent and diabetes experts. Next, the scales were piloted with 43 adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their parents and, finally, tested with 100 dyads. Item and principal component analyses were performed. Results: Following content validity and item analyses, five and four items remained in the advantages and disadvantages scales, respectively. One factor accounted for between 54 and 63% of variance, and internal consistency reliability ranged between .78 and .84 for the various versions of the scales. Conclusions: The Perceptions of Adolescents' Assumption of Diabetes Management scales show promise as parsimonious and reliable tools for use in research and practice related to parent-adolescent relationships in regard to adolescents' assumption of diabetes management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-249
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007



  • Adolescents
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes management responsibility
  • Perceptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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