Self-Perceived Health Status and Sense of Coherence in Children With Type 1 Diabetes in the West Bank, Palestine

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2019-06-11
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Elissa, Kawther
Bratt, Ewa-Lena
Axelsson, Åsa B
Khatib, Salam
Sparud-Lundin, Carina
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Introduction: Self-perceived health status and sense of coherence (SOC) are essential constructs for capturing health outcomes in children with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This study measured self-perceived health status and SOC in children with T1D and compared them with a healthy reference group in West Bank, Palestine. Methodology: One hundred children with T1D aged 8 to 18 years and 300 healthy children completed PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales and SOC-13 in a crosssectional descriptive study. Results: All children reported acceptable self-perceived health status and low degree of SOC. In the diabetes group, high degree of SOC was associated with better self-perceived health status and more optimal metabolic control. Males in the diabetes group reported higher self-perceived health status than females. Discussion: The unstable political situation in Palestine may threaten SOC in children in general. Health professionals can monitor self-perceived health status and SOC to evaluate interventions aiming to improve glycemic control.
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adolescent, child, self-perceived health status, sense of coherence, quality of life, type 1 diabetes
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TY - JOUR AU - Elissa, Kawther AU - Bratt, Ewa-Lena AU - Axelsson, Åsa AU - Alkhatib, Salam AU - Sparud-Lundin, Carina PY - 2019/06/11 SP - 104365961985450 T1 - Self-Perceived Health Status and Sense of Coherence in Children With Type 1 Diabetes in the West Bank, Palestine DO - 10.1177/1043659619854509 JO - Journal of Transcultural Nursing ER -