Name of Study
A qualitative analysis of the distress surrounding type 1 diabetes in adolescents and young adults during their transition from paediatric to adult healthcare.
Purpose of Study
This study will explore the experience that individuals with Type 1 diabetes face while they are transitioning from paediatric to adult healthcare. Type 1 Diabetes has been increasing in prevalence globally, and in Ireland, over the past few years. Type 1 is usually diagnosed in adolescence or in young adults and can necessitate many changes to lifestyle that can lead to an adverse bio-psycho-social impacts, known as diabetes distress. This distress could be exacerbated by the volatility of this developmental stage as well as by the paediatric to adult healthcare transitioning process. There is a paucity of research on the most important factors that contribute to diabetes distress, and the role healthcare may play in the ages of 14-22. Further, there has been no data collected from this population on how the healthcare system can be improved to support the transition in healthcare. This project will seek to provide evidence that will inform these gaps.
Type of Study
Are you recruiting participants for this trial?
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Who can take part?
Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes ages 14-22
What will the participants be asked to do?
Participants will be asked to take part in an online semi-structured interview exploring their experience on transitioning from paediatric to adult healthcare. Should they choose to participate, they will take part in a one-to-one interview with a member of the research team. This interview will be audio-recorded and is expected to take 30-40 minutes to complete
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