The Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change (FLEX) Intervention Study is a multi-site randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of an adaptive behavioral intervention to promote self-management for youth with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). This paper details FLEX design, demographic characteristics of the sample, and outcome variables at baseline. Participants were randomized to either an intervention or control arm after their baseline standardized measurement visit. Baseline data for the primary (glycemic levels) and secondary outcome variables (e.g., motivation and problem-solving, health-related quality of life, risk factors associated with T1D complications) as well as the potential mediator variables (e.g., self-management behavior, family conflict and responsibility) suggest that the study sample was representative of the general population of adolescents with T1D and their parents. The FLEX adaptive intervention is an innovative application of a tailored treatment intervention designed to be readily adopted in real-world practice to meet each adolescent's individualized T1D self-management goals.
Contemporary Clinical Trials – Elsevier
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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