The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Emotion Regulation Problems and Blood Sugar Control in Patients With Diabetes Type II

  •  Zahra Tavakoli    
  •  Hamid Kazemi-Zahrani    


AIM & BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and costly chronic diseases that imposes many limitations on the activities of the patient. Stress reduction treatment based on mindfulness is an intervention which is used in mind-body medicine in order to reduce mental and physical disorders in patients with chronic diseases. So, this study aims to investigate the effectiveness of stress reduction treatment based on mindfulness on emotion regulation problems and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

METHODS & MATERIALS: The paper is an experimental study based on control and treatment groups with pre-test and post-test. 34 male and female patients with type 2 diabetes having at least high education, from Molasadra Clinic of Isfahan, were selected and were placed randomly in two groups of control (N=17) and treatment(N=17). Pre-test stage was done for both two groups by cognitive emotion regulation questionnaire (CERQ) and also by means of Glucometer to measure glycemic of patients. The treatment group for 8 sessions of 2 hours (once a week) was placed under the training of mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention. Afterwards, the post-test was done for both groups. The obtained data using SPSS software version 20 and multivariate analysis of covariance were analyzed.

FINDINGS: The findings showed that MBSR had effect on emotion regulation problems, and glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes.

CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of results, MBSR can have positive impact on emotion regulation problems, and glycemic control of patients.

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