With proven psychometric and operational performance the DHP has a number of distinct advantages over other diabetes-specific patient reported outcome measures when assessing the psychological and behavioural impact of living with diabetes. These include:
A clearly defined conceptual framework of the measurement model which conforms to the FDA’s Final guidance for Industry on the development and use of patient reported outcome measures
The measurement of dysfunctional eating behaviour – which, despite its importance in the management of diabetes, is absent in other scales
Content reported by patients as highly relevant to living with diabetes
Norm referenced database and MID’s
The objective of the DHP is to identify psychological and behavioural dysfunctioning in insulin-dependent and insulin-requiring patients in ambulatory care.
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