Table 1

Semistructured interview outline for parents of children aged ≤14 years with type 1 diabetes mellitus

Question #Description
1Could you please talk about the situation when your child was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and your reaction at that time?
2Could you please describe a day of caring for a child with type 1 diabetes?
3Since your child was diagnosed with diabetes, what has been your biggest concern, or what is the most difficult issue you have had to deal with?
4How do you help your child manage his/her diet?
5How do you help your child manage his/her medication?
6How do you help your child manage his/her activities or exercise?
7How do you help your child manage his/her emotions?
8How do you manage your own life while taking care of your child?
9As a caregiver, what are your needs in caring for the child?
10Do you think you are qualified for the role of caring for a child with type 1 diabetes?
  • This outline has been translated from the original Mandarin Chinese version. All interviews were conducted in the local language of the investigator (Mandarin Chinese).