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 contribution||Efficacy of an emotional-based psycho-educational strategy for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. An almost experimental pilot study|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2009|
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