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Title: Perceptions of diabetes obtained through drawing in childhood and adolescence
Author: Isla Pera, Ma. Pilar (María Pilar)
Palacín Lois, Maria
López Matheu, Carme
Honrubia Pérez, María
Gómez Rodriguez, Ana María
Armengol Camps, Eulalia
Sánchez Villalba, Carmen
Insa Soria, Roser
Rigol Cuadra, Assumpta
Marre, Diana
Keywords: Diabetis
Aspectes psicològics
Psychological aspects
Issue Date: 20-Jun-2013
Publisher: Dove Medical Press
Abstract: Objective: To examine whether drawing is useful in the detection of problems of psychosocial adaptation in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and in improving communication with health professionals. Methods: We performed an exploratory descriptive study in 199 children and adolescents with T1D aged 4-13 years. The participants were asked to render a drawing on a suggested topic. The variables analyzed were related to the drawing and to clinical and sociodemographic data. Results: Most participants showed evidence of having a well-balanced personality, but there were also signs of affective or psychosocial difficulties. Conclusion: Drawing is a useful technique by which to identify children"s and adolescents" feelings and possible problems in adapting to T1D, as well as to gain information directly from the children themselves. Future studies should delimit the possibilities of this technique in clinical practice in greater detail.
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It is part of: Patient Preference And Adherence, 2013, vol. 7, p. 595-605
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ISSN: 1177-889X
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria de Salut Pública, Salut mental i Maternoinfantil)

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