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ERIC Number: EJ843975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2705
Similarities in Diabetes and Addiction: An Exploration of the Efficacy of Specialized Support Groups in Treating Diabetics
Keane, Stephanie A.; Young, Suzanne; Loos, Michael
Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, v4 n2 p93-110 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a specialized addiction support group model might enhance treatment adherence among diabetic women. Charlotte Kasl's Sixteen Step Empowerment Model was chosen for the study. The 17 volunteers in the study were primarily Caucasian women living in a university town located in a frontier Rocky Mountain state. Their ages ranged from 19 to 81 years. Both Type I and Type II diabetic women were included in the study. The Diabetic Self-Efficacy Scale (DSES) was the instrument used in the study. The results of this study indicate that ten weekly sessions of attendance in an addictions-specific support group focused on diabetes mellitus yielded a significant increase in DSES scores (t = 1.85, p = 0.05, alpha = 0.1). Eighty-eight percent of the intervention group participants reported that they had improved their treatment adherence behaviors. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 46 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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