In this study, we evaluated 39 patients, who had been followed up in various centers, in order to determine the psychosocial effects of IDDM on children and young patients. The mean age of the patients was 15.58±2.29 years and the mean duration of diabetes was 4.41±3 years. We measured the depression and self-esteem scores in all patients using a standardized questionnaire for Turkish children. Depression was found in four patients (10.3%), and the self-esteem scores of all patients were within the normal range. There was no correlation betwenn depression or self-esteem scores and age, sex, puberty, duration of diabetes or metabolic control.
IDDM, Children, Psychosocial Influence, Depression.
HATUN, ŞÜKRÜ; KAYA, BURHANETTİN; YILMAZ, TEMEL; SALMAN, SERPİL; SAĞLAM, ZUHAL; SARGIN, MEHMET; ŞENGÜL, AHMET; SALMAN, FATİH; and YILMAZ, YÜCEL (1999) "Psychosocial Influence of IDDM on Children and Young Patients," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 29: No. 2, Article 19. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol29/iss2/19