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[French version and validation of a scale evaluating compliance in diabetic children].

Abstract : In order to evaluate the educational needs of diabetic children, a study was performed to validate a scale for adherence to treatment (compliance) by diabetic children. The lack of such scales in France, led us to validate an existing American scale. After a classic linguistic translation, back-translation, and a pilot study, 165 diabetic children aged 7 to 13 years filled out a 25 item questionnaire that assessed four areas: glucose testing, diet, hypoglycemia, insulin adjustment. Face validity as measured by response rates was excellent and the reliability as measured by Cronbach's alpha was good (alpha = 0.65) as in the American scale. Concordant validity was studied: the insulin adjustment score was inversely correlated with hypoglycemia (r = -0.23, p < 0.01); age (r = 0.28, p < 0.001), age at diagnosis (r = 0.18, p < 0.05), and diabete knowledge (r = 0.47, p < 0.001) were all correlated with adherence. The French version of the adherence to treatment scale is valid and reliable for the study of adherence to treatment in diabetic children. This scale provides an evaluative tool that will facilitate the performance of an educational diagnosis.
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Leila Moret, J Chwalow, N Tubiana-Rufi. [French version and validation of a scale evaluating compliance in diabetic children].. Epidemiology and Public Health = Revue d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, Elsevier Masson, 1995, 43 (4), pp.361-70. ⟨hal-03242931⟩



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