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Psychological impact of DAFNE training in adults with Type 1 diabetes

Engel, Lisa. 2009, Psychological impact of DAFNE training in adults with Type 1 diabetes, D.Psych.(Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Psychological impact of DAFNE training in adults with Type 1 diabetes
Alternative title Mindfulness-based approaches in clinical practice
Author Engel, Lisa.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Health)
Date submitted 2009
Keyword(s) Diabetics - Counseling of - Psychological aspects
Diabetics - Education - Psychological aspects
Pain - Treatment - Methodology
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Summary This thesis investigated the psychological impact of an education intervention, Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE), in adults with type 1 diabetes. The results demonstrated that the education programme improved participants' subjective wellbeing, self-efficacy and reduced diabetes-related distress compared to a comparison group that engaged in usual care. The portfolio examined the use of mindfulness-based strategies, in particular Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in four case studies which illustrated that the impact of the therapy is directly related to the the willingness of the client to engage in the practices.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.46206
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027403

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