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Baramesipour Z, Nasirian M, Sedrpooshan N. The Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy on Diabetic Patient’s Psychological Well-Being . IJDO 2015; 7 (3) :124-132
URL: http://ijdo.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-252-en.html
Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Shahid Sadughi University of Medical Science, Yazd, Iran.
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Objective: Diabetes is a chronic disease causing not only somatic complications like hyperglycemia, but also increased psychological consequences and impaired psychological well-being in diabetics. Various psychological treatments have been applied so far to reduce the mental symptoms and promote the mental well-being of these patients. This study aimed at determining the efficiency of dialectical behavioral therapy in psychological well-being of diabetic patients.

Materials and Methods: Using the purposive sampling method, 20 diabetic patients were selected and assigned randomly to two experimental and control groups. Ryff's Psychological Well-being Questionnaire was used to collect the required data.

Results: Our findings indicated that the dialectical behavioral therapy was effective on psychological well-being of the diabetic patients. This method proved to be effective in our research hypotheses regarding different aspects of psychological well-being, i.e., self-acceptance, positive relations with others, self-autonomy, environment domination, purposeful life, and personal development. Conclusion: Due to the effectiveness, it is advisable to use this therapeutic modality as a complementary method to other therapies.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/08/25 | Accepted: 2016/08/25 | Published: 2016/08/25

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