DARIA – Improving type 1 diabetes health outcomes in adolescents: a randomized clinical trial using a motivational interviewing approach 2015-2016


The project addresses the topic of improper diabetes management for adolescents aged 13-19 with type 1 diabetes in Romania. The objectives of the project are (1) to test the effectiveness of a adolescent/parent motivational interviewing intervention in improving levels of glycated hemoglobin through proper disease management and (2) to map the social determinants of diabetes in this specific group, through a qualitative analysis. The project will enroll a total of 80 adolescent-parent units, randomly allocated into equal numbers to a control and intervention condition. The control group will receive diabetes-specific written information at enrollment. The intervention group will receive written information at enrollment and motivational interviewing sessions over a period of three months. The primary outcome will be levels of glycated hemoglobin at three months follow-up.

Coordinator: Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca

Partner: Victoria Creț MD, Private Practice

Funder: The Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Total budget: 7000 Euro