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Paediatric Type1 Diabetes Management and Mothers’ Emotional Intelligence Interactions

Version 1 : Received: 24 February 2021 / Approved: 26 February 2021 / Online: 26 February 2021 (14:04:29 CET)

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Žilinskienė, J.; Šumskas, L.; Antinienė, D. Paediatric Type1 Diabetes Management and Mothers’ Emotional Intelligence Interactions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3117. Žilinskienė, J.; Šumskas, L.; Antinienė, D. Paediatric Type1 Diabetes Management and Mothers’ Emotional Intelligence Interactions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3117.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3117
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18063117

Abstract

The functioning of the parents’ emotional sphere is very important to a child’s mental and physical health. This study focused on investigating the association between mothers’ emotional intelligence (EI) and paediatric type I diabetes (T1DM) disease management in their children. We hypothesized that mothers’ EI is associated with T1DM outcomes. Mothers of children with T1DM aged 6-12 years were surveyed. One hundred and thirty-four mothers, the main caregivers of their diabetic children, provided measures of EI and completed a demographic questionnaire. The primary indicator of diabetes management was haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c; the main form of glycosylated haemoglobin). EI scales and subscales were associated with glycaemic management indices. Logistic regression analysis was applied for the assessment of the association between parents’ EI and their paediatric with T1DM disease management. The analysis demonstrated a statistically significant correlation between T1DM management and mothers’ ability to understand and control own emotions, to transform their own negative emotions into positive and to control own negative emotions. Mothers’ EI scales and subscales of understanding and regulating their own emotions, subscales of transforming their own negative emotions into positive ones and controlling their own negative emotions were statistically reliable predictors of glycaemic control in children with T1DM.

Keywords

Type 1 Diabetes; Emotions; Emotional Intelligence; Health Behaviour; Emotions, Diabetes Management.

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