Online survey to assess parents’ experience and preferences for follow-up visits for children living with type 1 diabetes in Quebec, Canada : a study protocol

Authors: Laberge, Maude; Badreddine, Malek; Rekik, Monia
Abstract: Introduction It is accepted that although patients may initiate a visit to a healthcare provider, follow-up visits are often based on recommendations from providers. This suggests that follow-up care, since not initiated by patients, may not reflect patients' perception of a need for care. However, few studies have examined the burden of regular follow-up care and patients' perceived value of such care. For parents of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D), follow-up visits are scheduled regardless of how well controlled the diabetes is. Our study examines how benefits and burden from the parents' perspective could affect their preferences in regard to the frequency of regular follow-up care. Methods We aim to develop an online patient survey to be distributed to parents of children living with T1D in the province of Quebec, Canada. The survey will be available in French and English, and distributed through diabetes clinics, on social media groups and forums for parents of children with T1D. The survey will be developed in collaboration with parents of children with T1D to ensure that it appropriately reflects the services in regular followup care and that the language is understandable and clear. Ethics and dissemination All participants will be informed of the requirements and objectives of the survey at the beginning of the questionnaire and that the data collected will remain anonymous and confidential. Ethics approval for the study was obtained from the research ethics committee of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval. Results of the study will be shared with relevant stakeholders with the aim of improving practices and better meeting patients' and families' needs.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 7 October 2019
Open Access Date: 20 January 2022
Document version: VoR
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This document was published in: BMJ open, Vol. 9 (10), 1-5 (2019)
BMJ Publishing Ltd
Alternative version: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031185
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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