The DIRQ was used to assess five dimensions of diabetes illness perceptions in adolescents (Coherence, Timeline, Seriousness, Personal Responsibility, and Impact). Each of the 30 items is rated on a five point Likert scale.
Year: 2003 Authors: Skinner et al. Disease: T2DM Outcome: Quality of life
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Measure: Quality of life
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Lower scores are better, except for Personal Responsibility Reference: Skinner, T. C., Howells, L., Greene, S., Edgar, K., McEvilly, A., & Johansson, A. (2003). Development, reliability and validity of the Diabetes Illness Representations Questionnaire: four studies with adolescents. Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association, 20(4), 283–289.
Target population: Children/adolescents Focus Disease specific Notes Patients with diabetes type 1 or 2 Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1046/j.1464-5491.2003.00923.x.