Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Group Therapy on the self-management of Type 2 diabetes patients

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Hoseini, S. M., Rezaei, A. M., & Azadi, M. M. (2014). Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Group Therapy on the self-management of Type 2 diabetes patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 5, 55-64.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Article
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Introduction: The present study aims to studying the therapeutic effects of the acceptance and commitment therapy on self-management of Diabetes type2 patients.
Method: The study was conducted by a pre-test post-test design with control group. Group of 24 patients with diabetes type 2, referring to a diabetes clinic in Gharazi Hospital were randomly selected and assigned into experimental and control groups. First group was exposed to 10 sessions of two hours acceptance and commitment psychotherapy, while no intervention made on control group’s subjects. Subjects for both groups filled the revised version of Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire. The data were analyzed using an analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).
Results: The results revealed that the acceptance and commitment therapy is effective in promoting self-managements of diabetes type 2 patients. About 66% of self-management behaviors of diabetes patients could be explained by group acceptance and commitment therapy.
Conclusion: According to the findings of this research, the acceptance and commitment group therapy is recommended for improving self-management of type 2diabetes and reducing the mortality and morbidity rate caused by this disease.

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