Prevalence and predictors of pervasive noncompliance with medical treatment among youths with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

School-age children were assessed longitudinally for up to 9 years, after the onset of their insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), to determine the time-dependent risk of the psychiatric diagnosis of noncompliance with medical treatment and to examine protective and risk factors. The cumulative risk for this diagnosis over the 9 years was .45. Noncompliance tended to emerge in middle adolescence and was found to be protracted. Social competence, self-esteem, and aspects of family functioning at IDDM onset and initial psychiatric status did not predict noncompliance. However, noncompliance was associated with having major psychiatric disorder later in the course of IDDM.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kovacs, M; Goldston, D; Obrosky, DS; Iyengar, S

Published Date

  • November 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1112 - 1119

PubMed ID

  • 1429414

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-8567

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004583-199211000-00020


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States