Title

Development and Evaluation of the Pediatric Diabetes Routines Questionnaire

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This study describes the development of the Pediatric Diabetes Routines Questionnaire (PDRQ), a parent-report measure of diabetes-specific routines in youth with diabetes. Participants were 198 parents of youth with type 1 diabetes ages 5 through 17. The PDRQ and measures of general child routines, family rituals, diabetes treatment adherence, and diabetes-specific family behaviors were administered. Principal components analysis revealed two components, daily regimen routines and technical/situational routines, which sum to form a total score. The PDRQ has strong initial psychometric properties, including good internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and validity coefficients. Overall, promising results for the PDRQ are reported.

Publication Title

Children's Health Care

Volume

41

Issue

1

First Page

56

Last Page

77