The Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change (FLEX) intervention for self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Trial design and baseline characteristics

The Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change (FLEX) intervention for self-management in adolescents... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Clinical Trials Elsevier

The Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change (FLEX) intervention for self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Trial design and baseline characteristics

Loading next page...
 
/lp/elsevier/the-flexible-lifestyle-empowering-change-flex-intervention-for-self-Y6NhrfJiSD
Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
1551-7144
eISSN
1559-2030
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.cct.2017.12.006
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

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.

Journal

Contemporary Clinical TrialsElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from Google Scholar, PubMed
Create lists to organize your research
Export lists, citations
Access to DeepDyve database
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off