Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 10th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "Friendships of adolescents with chronic illness have been rarely studied."
V.S. Helgeson and colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University proposed "[t]o compare the friendships of boys and girls with diabetes with those between healthy adolescents."
They included, "One hundred and thirty-eight adolescents were interviewed at summer camps. Participants indicated their number of close friends and rated friendships for support and conflict. Participants described aspects of their same-sex and...
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