Preventative Psycho-education for Transitioning Teens with Diabetes

Study name

Preventative Psycho-education for Transitioning Teens with Diabetes

Study sponsors

The American Diabetes Association

Principal investigator

Kathryn M. Murphy, PhD, RN

What is this study about?

We are exploring whether Internet programs for youth with type 1 diabetes can help improve metabolic control and quality of life.

Who can participate?

To participate, you must be:

  • Between 11 and 14 years old
  • Have had type 1 diabetes for at least 6 months

What does participation involve?

The study will last for 12 months. During that time, you will be asked to complete a month-long Web-based diabetes program (about 1 hour a week for 4 weeks). You will also be asked to fill out four sets of online questionnaires about living with diabetes (20-30 minutes each). We will help you get access to the programs if you have no home computer.


Compensation will be provided.

If you are interested in the study

If interested please contact project director, Susan Dumser, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC at or call: 267-426-0255.

CHOP #: 12-009156
Approval Date: 5/18/2012
Expiration Date: N/A

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