J Korean Diabetes.  2018 Sep;19(3):186-191. 10.4093/jkd.2018.19.3.186.

Improving Diabetes Self-Mangement and Mental Health through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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  • 1Department of Social Work, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. i-era@hanmail.net

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to introduce acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for diabetes educators and review its effectiveness on diabetes patient self-care and mental health. ACT can reduce disease burden by reducing cognitive fusion and experiential avoidance. Psychotherapy such as ACT may be a useful intervention for helping diabetes patients to improve self-care and mental health conditions. Diabetes educators should make continuous efforts to practice ACT for patients in clinical settings.

Keyword

Acceptance and commitment therapy; Cognitive behavioral therapy; Depression; Diabetes mellitus; Mental health; Self-management

MeSH Terms

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy*
Cognitive Therapy
Depression
Diabetes Mellitus
Humans
Mental Health*
Psychotherapy
Self Care
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