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ERIC Number: EJ1017498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Proposing an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention to Promote Improved Diabetes Management in Adolescents: A Treatment Conceptualization
Hadlandsmyth, Katherine; White, Kamila S.; Nesin, April E.; Greco, Laurie A.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v7 n4 p12-15 2013
Pediatric diabetes is linked with adverse medical outcomes, the risks of which increase with poor or intermittent adherence (Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Research Group, 1994). Further, during adolescence, diabetes management tends to deteriorate (Anderson & Laffel, 1996; Bryden et al., 2001; Insabella, Grey, Knafl, & Tamborlane, 2007; La Greca, Follansbee, & Skyler, 1990). This paper proposes that cognitive fusion and experiential avoidance negatively influence diabetes management behaviors in adolescents. To date, no published interventions address these psychological processes in this patient group. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is presented as an approach for targeting experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion among adolescents with diabetes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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