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An examination of outdoor experience in the development of character in young adults with Type 1 Diabetes

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dc.contributor.author Hanson, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-16T18:09:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-16T18:09:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/4067
dc.description.abstract Connected in Motion is a not for profit organization serving young adults with Type 1 diabetes. The organization hosted outdoor and experiential Type 1 diabetes education programs in January of2009 and 2010. The weekends provided non-clinical alternative Type 1 diabetes education to the underserved population of young adults within Canada. Six women living with Type I diabetes and between the ages of 22 and 30 participated in the Winter Slipstream weekends participated in this phenomenological research study. Through semi-structured interviews and artifact-elicitation interviews, ,{ the lived experiences of the participants were examined. Data analysis indicated that the sense of community created through outdoor programming and experiential education for young adults with Type I diabetes stimulated the development of self-efficacy and participant-perceived improvement in Type 1 diabetes self-management. There was no indication that outdoor and experiential Type I diabetes education had any impact on the development of autonomy among participants. Recommendations are made to encourage the successful implementation of further alternative (non-clinical) Type 1 diabetes education programs for young adults living with Type 1 diabetes. en_US
dc.subject Diabetes -- Exercise therapy en_US
dc.subject Diabetes in adolescence en_US
dc.subject Patient education en_US
dc.title An examination of outdoor experience in the development of character in young adults with Type 1 Diabetes en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Education en_US


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