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Diabetes Care. 2001 Jul;24(7):1286-92.

Psychosocial therapies in diabetes: report of the Psychosocial Therapies Working Group.

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University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. adelamat@peds.med.miami.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review key advances in the behavioral science literature related to psychosocial issues and therapies for persons with diabetes, to discuss barriers to research progress, and to make recommendations for future research.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

Key findings from the literature on psychosocial research in diabetes are reviewed separately for children and adults. Specific issues covered include psychosocial adjustment and psychiatric disorders, neurocognitive functioning, quality of life, and psychosocial therapies. Barriers that must be addressed to allow research in this area to progress are discussed. Recommendations are then made concerning high-priority areas for advancing research in the field.

CONCLUSIONS:

A substantial amount of behavioral science research has demonstrated that psychosocial factors play an integral role in the management of diabetes in both children and adults. Research has also shown the efficacy of a number of psychosocial therapies that can improve regimen adherence, glycemic control, psychosocial functioning, and quality of life. More research in this area is needed to develop psychosocial intervention programs for specific patient populations and to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of these approaches.

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