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Currently accepted at: JMIR Research Protocols

Date Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
Open Peer Review Period: Apr 19, 2018 - Jun 7, 2018
Date Accepted: Aug 14, 2018
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This paper has been accepted and is currently in production.

It will appear shortly on 10.2196/10803

The final accepted version (not copyedited yet) is in this tab.

The final, peer-reviewed published version of this preprint can be found here:

Using an mHealth App to Transition Care of Type 1 Diabetes from Parents to Teens: Protocol for a Pilot Study

Holtz BE, Mitchell KM, Hershey DD, Cotten SR, Holmstrom AJ, Richman J, Dunneback JK, Wood MA

Using an mHealth App to Transition Care of Type 1 Diabetes from Parents to Teens: Protocol for a Pilot Study

JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(10):e10803

DOI: 10.2196/10803

PMID: 30377142

PMCID: 6234347

Using an mHealth App to Transition Care of Type 1 Diabetes from Parents to Teens: Protocol for a Pilot Study

  • Bree E Holtz; 
  • Katharine M Mitchell; 
  • Denise D Hershey; 
  • Shelia R Cotten; 
  • Amanda J Holmstrom; 
  • Joshua Richman; 
  • Julie K Dunneback; 
  • Michael A Wood

ABSTRACT

Background:

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) afflicts approximately 154,000 people under the age of 20 in the United States. Most people with T1DM are diagnosed at a young age, and parents have to take on the responsibility of T1DM management. Eventually, the child must begin to transition to self-management. Adolescents often struggle to take on responsibility for all the necessary tasks to successfully self-manage their T1DM. In fact, approximately three-quarters of adolescents are not achieving American Diabetes Association–recommended glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) targets. This lack of adherence can lead to negative health outcomes.

Objective:

The goals of this interdisciplinary proposal are as follows: (1) to develop a unique and theory-driven technology using a mobile phone app to promote self-management behaviors for adolescents aged 10-15 years with T1DM and their parents and (2) to explore the feasibility and impact of the self-management mobile app.

Methods:

This study has two phases: app development and pilot testing. In the app development phase, the app will be conceptualized and a prototype will be tested. In Phase 2, the mobile app will undergo pilot testing to determine its feasibility and impact on diabetes self-management.

Results:

The pilot test was launched in September 2017. Data collection for the final pilot test is underway, and results are forthcoming.

Conclusions:

Adolescents with T1DM and their parents can have a difficult time managing the transition of diabetes care. It is hoped that this app can help. The focus groups and prototype testing have indicated promising outcomes of app use. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03436628; https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03436628 (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/72tHXTE2Z) International Registered Report Identifier (IRRID): RR1-10.2196/10803


 Citation

Please cite as:

Holtz BE, Mitchell KM, Hershey DD, Cotten SR, Holmstrom AJ, Richman J, Dunneback JK, Wood MA

Using an mHealth App to Transition Care of Type 1 Diabetes from Parents to Teens: Protocol for a Pilot Study

JMIR Research Protocols. (forthcoming/in press)

DOI: 10.2196/10803

URL: https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/10803

PMID: 30377142

PMCID: 6234347

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