The Effect of Partnership Caring Model on Diabetic Adolescence’ Metabolic Control Referring to Diabetes Center of Arbil city

Document Type: Original Quantitative and Qualitative Research Paper


1 MS in Pediatric Nursing, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Nursing, Department of Nursing, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Internist Specialist, Department of Diabetes, Arbil hospital, Arbil, Iraq


Background: Metabolic control of diabetics Type 1 in each period of life, like adolescence is stressful and using partnership caring model is eesential.
Aim: The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of using partnership caring model on Diabetic adolescence s’ Metabolic Control.
Methods This research is a semi- empirical study performed in a Diabetes Center of Arbil city (2012-2013). Forty diabetic adolescents have been designated into two groups of 20 members. The partnership caring model was performed in four stages of motivation, preparation, execution and evaluation in an intervention group for three months. Control index of diabetes was the amount of used HbA1C and Insulin level which was measured in both groups before and after the interference. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16.0 using paired-t and independent-t tests.
Results: T-test revealed that before interference, both groups were similar regarding the amount of HbA1C (p= 0.77) and Insulin level (p= 0.10). However, after interference, the T-test indicated a statistically significant difference between two groups regarding the amount of HbA1C (p< 0.000) and Insulin level (p= 0.02).
Conclusion: According to the results, using this model in Diabetic adolescence for controlling Metabolic is recommended. 


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