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Online Research Survey - Predictors of non-adherence to insulin therapy..

JenniMohammadi

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hello Everyone :)!!

I am currently in my 3rd year of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Westminster University. My dissertation investigates predictors of non-adherence to insulin therapy in individuals with Type 1 Diabetes.

It’s a study aiming to distinguish factors contributing to <7.5% or >7.5% HbA1C results, to ultimately foresee and reduce long-term Hyperglycaemia. It’s completely anonymous, and you have the right to withdraw your participation at any point until submission/publication.

Ethics Approval Reference: ETH1920-0561

Inclusion criteria:

- Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
- Access to last HbA1C result
- Above the age of 18
- Residing in the UK

I would be incredibly grateful if you completed and perhaps forwarded this survey to any relevant individuals.

Survey:

Mobile Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FJX55S9


Web Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8VSL83Y

Thank youu!!
 

trophywench

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Very American - and I have no idea whatever what any of the investment questions were on about, so answered all of them smack in the middle.

Whilst I understand they only want to know how reckless I am - I speak English!!
 

JenniMohammadi

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hello Jenny, thank you for completing the survey.

The risk behaviour and perception part of the survey is a standardised test, which unfortunately meant that I wasn’t permitted to alter it. I would have been happy to assist you, but understand that you have already completed it. I will make sure to mention this point when writing my report. Again, thank you very much for your participation.
 

leonS

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Perhaps you could include an "I do not understand this question" box for people who only speak English.

The title appears to be a monstrous piece of jargon, and I fail to understand what it is that you seek to investigate.
 

JenniMohammadi

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Thank you for your feedback, I apologise for the study not being very clear in language or rational.

This study is aiming to distinguish factors contributing to <7.5% or >7.5% HbA1C results. Once differentiating correlations are found in each group, these can ultimately be used to foresee and reduce long-term Hyperglycaemia in relevant individuals.

The self-report question on confidence levels will provide insight into whether the amount of knowledge regarding type 1 diabetes and its management influences the amount of control over glucose range practised. Moreover, whether the presence of co-morbidities reduce propensity to risk, and how the duration of having treated diabetes influences behaviours will also be explored.

There are type 1 diabetics, like myself, who have had periods of chosen mismanagement. In those cases, the average control that could be had is not practised. I am attempting to investigate whether the risk thereby taken is specific to their condition, or whether they’re more globally “risky” people. The perceptions examined will also help me understand whether risks may be minimised by individuals taking them. I need a range of HbA1C results and attitudes to establish differences. I am not stating that this applies to everyone or that it is the main and sole cause of Hyperglycaemia. This study is simply investigating a small part of a complex condition.

Thank you for your contribution :)
 

Docb

Moderator
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Jenni, I don't fit into the categories required but looked anyway. Comments are a little harsh but should be taken into account when assessing results. I can't help but think that some questions would either be modified or even removed if the survey had been devised for a British rather than an American cohort.
 

Robin

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I thought it was OK, and didn’t have any difficulty with it, in fact, I quite enjoyed seeing the difference between what I'd do, and then how risky I thought that action was.
 

JenniMohammadi

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hello Robin, thank you for your participation. I’m glad you didn’t experience any difficulties and found it to be interesting. I would be happy to share results once the study is concluded.
 
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