The Anxiety, Diabetes-Related Distress and Posttraumatic Growth of Parents Who Have Child with Type 1 Diabetes

1형 당뇨병 자녀를 둔 부모의 불안, 당뇨관련 스트레스 및 외상 후 성장

  • 김미영 (을지대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 강현주 (강원대학교 의과대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.05.08
  • Accepted : 2017.07.07
  • Published : 2017.07.31


The purpose of this study was to examine the anxiety, levels of diabetes-related distress, and post-traumatic growth of parents who have children with type 1 diabetes and determine the correlation between the differences and variables based on the general characteristics and disease-related characteristics. This is a descriptive survey research and data collection was conducted from January 4th-29th of 2016 with an online survey in an internet community for type 1 diabetes. Seventy seven individuals were included in the final analysis. Statistical analysis was carried out with a t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis test, and Pearson correlation coefficient. The study results showed that posttraumatic growth was significantly high (p<.05) under parents with a religion, and that parental anxiety and stress were high with children under 6 years of age (p<.05), with cases of hypoglycemia (p<.05), and with high levels of glycated hemoglobin (p<.05). Anxiety and stress had a positive correlation (r=.684, p<.001), and anxiety and stress exhibited a negative correlation with posttraumatic growth (r=-.401, p<.001; r=-.327, p<.05). This suggests that posttraumatic growth can reduce the negative emotions sufficiently, and that a mediating mechanism is needed that promotes posttraumatic growth while decreasing the level of anxiety and stress.


Anxiety;Distress;Parents;Posttraumatic Growth;Child with Type 1 Diabetes


Supported by : 을지대학교


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