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JPEN 2019, 4(3): 56-63 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of cognitive – behavioral therapy on psychological problems and Blood glucose control in children with diabetes mellitus type I
Akram MohammadZadehFarhani1 , Farah Naderi2 * , Asadollah Rajab3 , Hassan Ahadi4 , Adys Kraskian5
Psychology Department, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran , nmafrah@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Diabetes mellitus type 1 is one of the most common metabolic disorders in childhood and adolescence that has long-term physical and psychological complications such as anxiety, depression and behavioral problems. These complications lead to poor control of blood glucose and consequently, increased blood glucose levels. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy on psychological problems and blood glucose control in children with Diabetes Mellitus Type I.
Methods: This study used a clinical trial with a control group pre-test and post-test design with control grop that was performed on 38 children with diabetes mellitus type I. The children were selected by convenience sampling and were replacing experimental group and control group randomly. In this study, were used Child Symptom Inventory-4 (CSI-4) : parent checklist and HbA1C test and were performed 12 sessions of individual cognitive behavioral therapy for them.
Finding: The study hypotheses were analyzed by ANCOVA and MANCOVA.The results showed that there was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups regarding to the effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy on the studied variables. In other words, cognitive-behavioral therapy significantly (P <0/001) decreased psychological problems and improve blood glucose control in the experimental group compared to the control group.
Conclusion: The study results showed that cognitive-behavioral therapy can be used as one of the new effective therapeutic interventions in the field of diabetes, especially in diabetic children, along with other treatments available..
Keywords: Diabetes Type I, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Blood glucose, Psychological problems
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/30 | Accepted: 2017/09/25 | Published: 2018/03/7
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MohammadZadehFarhani1 A, Naderi2 F, Rajab3 A, Ahadi4 H, Kraskian5 A. Effectiveness of cognitive – behavioral therapy on psychological problems and Blood glucose control in children with diabetes mellitus type I. JPEN. 2019; 4 (3) :56-63
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