PMCID: PMC6074845 DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw072
Objective: To examine the factor structure and construct validity of the Maternal Self-Efficacy for Diabetes Management Scale (MSED) in 135 youth ( Mage = 13.50 ± 1.83 years), with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Method: The study used exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to examine the factor structure and correlations to examine relationships among MSED factors and select parent and child diabetes-related health behaviors and outcomes.
Results: EFA identified an 11-item three-factor solution (χ 2 (25, n = 133) = 40.22, p < .03, RMSEA = 0.07, CFI = 0.98, TLI = 0.97), with factors corresponding to parents' perceived ability to manage their child's diabetes (MSED-M), problem-solve issues surrounding glycemic control (MSED-P), and teach their child about diabetes care (MSED-T). Correlational analyses revealed significant associations between the MSED-M and MSED-T and parent-reported optimism and youth's diabetes-specific self-efficacy. The MSED-T was also associated with glycated hemoglobin and self-monitoring blood glucose.
Conclusions: Results provide preliminary evidence for the reliability and validity of a three-factor solution of the MSED.
Journal of pediatric psychology
Adolescent; Blood Glucose; Child; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1; Disease Management; Factor Analysis, Statistical; Female; Glycated Hemoglobin A; Health Behavior; Humans; Male; Mothers; Parents; Reproducibility of Results; Self Efficacy; Surveys and Questionnaires
Noser AE, Patton SR, Van Allen J, Nelson MB, Clements MA. Evaluating Parents' Self-Efficacy for Diabetes Management in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017;42(3):296-303. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsw072