Date of Award
Master of Science
Kristoffer S. Berlin
James G. Murphy
Randy G. Floyd
To evaluate the factor structure and measurement invariance of the Diabetes Stress Questionnaire (DSQ), a measure of diabetes-specific stress, across sex, age (<9th grade vs. >9th grade), and glycemic control (optimal vs. suboptimal). Data from 318 adolescent participants were pooled from four archival data sets and the ongoing PRYDE (Predicting Resiliency in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes) study in which the DSQ was completed. Confirmatory factor and measurement invariance analyses were conducted to confirm the proposed factor structure and measurement invariance across sex, age, and glycemic control. The DSQ factor structure was found to have an acceptable fit, which was invariant across sex, age, and glycemic control. When using the DSQ, difference in diabetes-related stress with respect to sex, age, or glycemic control can be considered meaningful. This study supports the DSQ as an evidence-based and well-established assessment of perceived diabetes stress in youth with T1D.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Kamody, Rebecca Catherine, "Assessing Measurement Invariance of the Diabetes Stress Questionnaire in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1046.