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Monitoring Health-Related Quality of Life In Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Prior To Periodic Outpatient Consultation: Impact On Psychosocial Adaptation, Satisfaction With Care and Glycaemic Control. A Randomised Controlled Cross-Over Study.


- candidate number1243
- NTR NumberNTR149
- ISRCTNISRCTN65138334
- Date ISRCTN created20-dec-2005
- date ISRCTN requested18-okt-2005
- Date Registered NTR25-aug-2005
- Secondary IDsDiabetes Research Fund: 2003.00.020 
- Public TitleMonitoring Health-Related Quality of Life In Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Prior To Periodic Outpatient Consultation: Impact On Psychosocial Adaptation, Satisfaction With Care and Glycaemic Control. A Randomised Controlled Cross-Over Study.
- Scientific TitleMonitoring Health-Related Quality of Life In Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Prior To Periodic Outpatient Consultation: Impact On Psychosocial Adaptation, Satisfaction With Care and Glycaemic Control. A Randomised Controlled Cross-Over Study.
- ACRONYMDiaQuest
- hypothesis3 successive HRQoL assessments, performed preceding the outpatient consultation with the paediatrician, impact positively on psychosocial adaptation, satisfaction with care, and glycaemic control at 12 months follow-up.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedDiabetes Mellitus Type 1 (DM type I)
- Inclusion criteriaAdolescents in the age range 13-18 with type 1 diabetes.
- Exclusion criteriaUnable to read and speak Dutch, mental retardation, or treatment for an organic psychiatric disorde.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupCrossover
- Type-
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-sep-2004
- planned closingdate1-sep-2008
- Target number of participants120
- Interventions3 successive HRQoL assessments, performed preceding the outpatient consultation with the paediatrician.
- Primary outcome
1. Psychosocial adaptation;
2. Satisfaction with care;
3. Glycaemic control.
- Secondary outcome
1. Duration of the consultation;
2. The topics discussed;
3. Diabetes care-related actions;
4. Patient-and parent related characteristics.
- Timepoints
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESMSc. M. Wit, de
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESMSc. M. Wit, de
- Sponsor/Initiator VU University Medical Center, EMGO+ Institute
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Diabetes Research Fund
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryIn a prospective multi-centre study, the effects are studied of an office-based, computerised Health-Related Quality of Life assessment in adolescent type 1 diabetes patients (13 18 years), prior to their periodic outpatient consultation.
The outcomes of the assessment are discussed during consultation, as a means of tailoring care to the (changing) psychosocial needs of the adolescent with diabetes.
It is hypothesized that implementing this procedure will help to improve psychosocial and clinical outcomes, and satisfaction with care.
The study is carried out in 4 paediatric diabetes outpatient clinics (n=120), including the VUMC. At baseline, a comprehensive medico-psychosocial assessment is scheduled in participating patients and their parent(s). After randomisation, two centres in the control condition continue to deliver care-as-usual (3-monthly outpatient consultations). In the two centres randomised to the experimental condition, three successive HRQOL assessments are carried out prior to the 3-monthly consultation and outcomes are discussed during consultation.br> After 12 months, centres cross over to the other study arm, and patients are followed up for another 12 months. The study thus has a duration of 24 months per patient. The impact of 3 successive HRQOL assessments (3, 6, 9 months) on the primary outcome measures - psychosocial adaptation, satisfaction with care and glycaemic control - is determined at 12 months.
To help understand what mediates changes in outcomes, a baseline assessment is performed in patients and parents, and information is obtained in both conditions, concerning duration of consultations, topics discussed and actions undertaken (e.g. changes in regimen, referrals).
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD18-aug-2005 - 14-dec-2006


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