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The transition from pediatric to adult care is particularly difficult for individuals with Type 1 diabetes. It is hypothesized that a mindfulness-based intervention for individuals making this transition will contribute to personal psychological well-being, superior participation in health care, and more tightly controlled blood sugar levels. Young adults with Type I diabetes will complete an eight-week training program in Mindful Self-Compassion. Intervention effectiveness will be assessed with both self-report and physiological measures. Assessments will occur at the start of the training program, end of the program, and three-months post-program.
This research will evaluate the consequences of an eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) intervention on the psychological and physical well-being of 18 to 25 year-old individuals with Type 1 diabetes who are at an age of established risk. Participants will be randomly assigned to either an immediate intervention group or wait-list control group. All participants will be tested before and after the intervention on a battery of self-report measures designed to assess various aspects of self-care and psychological functioning. Blood samples will also be taken before and after the intervention to determine HbA1C levels. Participants will also receive a followup assessment three-months post-intervention to assess the durability of the effects. We expect MSC training to induce positive change in participants' diabetes management and personal well-being.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
University of Manitoba
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-07-02T05:40:33-0400
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