The diabetes family behavior checklist: A psychometric evaluation

Adam B. Lewin, Gary R. Geffken, Amanda D. Heidgerken, Danny C. Duke, Wendy Novoa, Laura B. Williams, Eric A. Storch

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The Diabetes Family Behavior Checklist (DFBC) assesses supportive and non-supportive parental behavior specific to diabetes management via parent and child reports. The DFBC was administered to 133 children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their caregivers. Subsequent analysis verified the two-factor structure of the DFBC corresponding to positive and negative support behaviors. Internal consistency was high for DFBC scores. Moderate to strong correlations with other measures of diabetes-specific familial behaviors, adherence, and metabolic control support the validity of the DFBC. Clinical application of the DFBC is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-322
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Family Behavior Checklist
  • Family
  • Parental support
  • Psychometric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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