eCite Digital Repository

Psycho-educational interventions for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes


Murphy, HR and Rayman, G and Skinner, TC, Psycho-educational interventions for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes, Diabetic Medicine, 23, (9) pp. 935-943. ISSN 0742-3071 (2006) [Refereed Article]

Not available

Copyright Statement

The definitive published version is available online at:

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2006.01816.x


Background A systematic review of the literature in 2000 revealed numerous methodological shortcomings in education research, but in recent years progress has been made in the quantity and quality of psycho-educational intervention studies.

Summary of contents This review focuses on diabetes education programmes developed for children, young people and their families in the past 5 years. A comprehensive review of the literature identified 27 articles describing the evaluation of 24 psycho-educational interventions. Data summary tables compare the key features of these, and comparisons are made between individual, group and family-based interventions. Effect sizes are calculated for nine of the randomized studies. Three research questions are posed: firstly has the recent literature addressed the problems highlighted in the previous review; secondly is there sufficient evidence to recommend adaptation of a particular programme; and, finally, what do we still need to do?

Conclusions Progress in the quality and quantity of educational research has not resulted in improved effectiveness of interventions. There is still insufficient evidence to recommend adaptation of a particular educational programme and no programme that has been proven effective in randomized studies for those with poor glycaemic control. To develop a range of effective educational interventions, further research involving larger sample sizes with multicentre collaboration is required.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:children and young people, education, psychology, Type 1 diabetes
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Paediatrics
Research Field:Paediatrics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)
ID Code:74195
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:104
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-11-15
Last Modified:2012-10-09
Downloads:1 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page