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Amer Abdullah Sachit , Naji Yasser Sadoon



Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects individuals of all ages, but it is most commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents. Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes face unique challenges, including managing their blood glucose levels, adhering to treatment regimens, and dealing with the emotional impact of the disease. The research statement suggests that understanding the relationship between self-efficacy and diabetes distress could help healthcare providers develop more effective interventions to support adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. First by highlights the importance of assessing and addressing diabetes distress in this population. Second, it suggests that interventions aimed at improving general self-efficacy may be effective in reducing diabetes distress.


  • Determining the level of diabetes-related distress among adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

  • Determining the level of general self-efficacy among adolescents with type 1 diabetes Relation.

  • Finding the relationship between general self-efficacy and diabetes-related distress.

Materials and Methods: descriptive study from carried out at The Specialized Center of Endocrinology Diseases and Diabetes Mellitus in Al-Nasiriyah city. The study conducted at April 2023. Data collected by conducting interviews with adolescents to answer on the instrument of study 17 item diabetes distress scale (DDS) and general self-efficacy scale (GSES).

Results: A total of 220 adolescents with type 1 diabetes aged 12 to 18 years participated in this study. Adolescents experienced the moderate levels of distress in the emotional burden (2.11), Regimen-related distress (2.11) and Interpersonal-related distress (1.98) domains while have low level of distress in the physician-related distress domain (1.66).  There is significant negative correlation between self-efficacy and all domains of diabetes related distress.

Conclusions: The study concludes that by promoting self-efficacy and addressing diabetes distress, healthcare providers can help adolescents better manage their disease and improve their overall quality of life.


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Naji Yasser Sadoon, A. A. S. ,. (2024). DIABETES-RELATED DISTRESS AND SELF-EFFICACY AMONG ADOLESCENTS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES . Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 1532–1535. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/526

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