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Cooperation between parents in caring for diabetic children: relations to metabolic control and parents' field-dependence-independence

Rydén, Olof LU ; Johnsson, Per LU ; Nevander, Lars; Sjöblad, Sture LU and Westbom, Lena LU (1993) In Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 20(3). p.223-229
Abstract
Aspects of parental interaction were assessed in 20 families with diabetic, insulin-dependent children, using hour-long video-taped interviews, the children being in optimal (O, n = 10) or poor (P, n = 10) metabolic control and showing optimal or poor psychological adaptation. In comparison with the O-group parents, the P-group parents were less appreciative of one another, were less congruent in their attitudes to diabetes care, and appeared not to respect their childrens' independence and integrity; the mothers were discontented with the support given them by their husbands; the children assumed less responsibility for managing their diabetes and seemed less confident during the interview. The results are interpreted in light of an... (More)
Aspects of parental interaction were assessed in 20 families with diabetic, insulin-dependent children, using hour-long video-taped interviews, the children being in optimal (O, n = 10) or poor (P, n = 10) metabolic control and showing optimal or poor psychological adaptation. In comparison with the O-group parents, the P-group parents were less appreciative of one another, were less congruent in their attitudes to diabetes care, and appeared not to respect their childrens' independence and integrity; the mothers were discontented with the support given them by their husbands; the children assumed less responsibility for managing their diabetes and seemed less confident during the interview. The results are interpreted in light of an earlier finding that the P-group fathers are more field-dependent (FD) than their wives while the opposite is true for the O-group fathers. With reference to evidence from the cognitive style literature, we suggest that the relatively FD P-group fathers have difficulties in acting as autonomous sources of support to their wives resulting in marital discord and a delayed transition from maternal to self care in their children. (Less)
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Family interaction, Metabolic control, Diabetes mellitus, Adolescent
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Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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20
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223 - 229
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Elsevier
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1872-8227
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10.1016/0168-8227(93)90082-G
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  abstract     = {Aspects of parental interaction were assessed in 20 families with diabetic, insulin-dependent children, using hour-long video-taped interviews, the children being in optimal (O, n = 10) or poor (P, n = 10) metabolic control and showing optimal or poor psychological adaptation. In comparison with the O-group parents, the P-group parents were less appreciative of one another, were less congruent in their attitudes to diabetes care, and appeared not to respect their childrens' independence and integrity; the mothers were discontented with the support given them by their husbands; the children assumed less responsibility for managing their diabetes and seemed less confident during the interview. The results are interpreted in light of an earlier finding that the P-group fathers are more field-dependent (FD) than their wives while the opposite is true for the O-group fathers. With reference to evidence from the cognitive style literature, we suggest that the relatively FD P-group fathers have difficulties in acting as autonomous sources of support to their wives resulting in marital discord and a delayed transition from maternal to self care in their children.},
  author       = {Rydén, Olof and Johnsson, Per and Nevander, Lars and Sjöblad, Sture and Westbom, Lena},
  issn         = {1872-8227},
  keyword      = {Family interaction,Metabolic control,Diabetes mellitus,Adolescent},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {223--229},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice},
  title        = {Cooperation between parents in caring for diabetic children: relations to metabolic control and parents' field-dependence-independence},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0168-8227(93)90082-G},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {1993},
}