Efficacia di un intervento psicoeducativo a matrice emotiva per pazienti affetti da diabete di tipo 2. Uno studio pilota quasi sperimentale.

Translated title of the contribution: Efficacy of an emotional-based psycho-educational strategy for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. An almost experimental pilot study

Raffaella Balestrieri, Loredana Odone, Elena Vegni, Laura Baruffaldi, Egidio A. Moja, Antonio E. Pontiroli

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Abstract

The authors discuss the creation of a psycho-educational course based on emotions in a group of diabetes type 2 patients. Its effects were assessed : biologically, by measuring blood sugar levels and body weight; cognitively, by behavioral tests; psycho-emotionally, by Moreno's Social Atom test that evaluates the patient's personal life in the light of his/her pathological conditions. 12 subjects were studied (10 patients and 2 spouses). Results showed: significant improvement in life-style; a marginal improvement of weight and level of coping with the illness; a non-significant improvement in blood sugar levels. The study showed that one particularly important aspect regards the role of nurses within the multidisciplinary team conducting the study.

Translated title of the contributionEfficacy of an emotional-based psycho-educational strategy for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. An almost experimental pilot study
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)78-83
Number of pages6
JournalProfessioni infermieristiche
Volume62
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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