[Acceptance- and mindfulness-based group intervention in advanced type 2 diabetes patients: therapeutic concept and practical experiences]

Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2010 May;60(5):185-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1248420. Epub 2010 May 17.
[Article in German]

Abstract

Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and early diabetic nephropathy have a poor disease-related prognosis; furthermore these patients are often also mentally stressed. We investigated an acceptance- and mindfulness-based group intervention for these patients in addition to regular medical therapy. Both intervention program and descriptive outcomes of patients' evaluation are presented. A total of 51 patients attended the groups. Patients reported developing a mindfulness attitude towards life during the group process as well as an improvement in pain, sleep and worrying.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Awareness*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / psychology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / therapy
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / blood
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / psychology*
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / therapy
  • Female
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / metabolism
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Life Style
  • Male
  • Meditation
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Compliance / psychology
  • Psychotherapy, Group / methods*
  • Quality of Life / psychology
  • Sick Role

Substances

  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • hemoglobin A1c protein, human