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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for type 2 diabetes in Malaysia

Alvani, Seyed Reza. and Mohd Zaharim, Norzarina (2014) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for type 2 diabetes in Malaysia. In: International Social Development Conference 2014 (ISDC 2014), 12 – 13 August 2014, Bayview Hotel Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Diabetes is on the rise around the world and highly prevalent condition in Malaysia as well. Therefore, estimating its prevalence and finding better ways of coping with everyday demands of diabetes is crucial.Co-morbid psychological factors such as stress, and well being in diabetics is associated with level of glycemia and diabetes complications.This paper introduces a group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for better control of glycemia in people with type 2 diabetes in Malaysia.It describes the contents and structures of group CBT for diabetic people with a focus on psychological complications.Expected results will focus on the effect of this therapy on psychological complications such as, stress, and well being which can affect level of glycemia in type 2 diabetes. Therefore, by implying this technique on diabetics, this study will attempt to shed further light on the effectiveness of group CBT as the complimentary methods to regular medication treatment for better control of blood sugar, and bridge the gape in the investigation into the effectiveness of group CBT by linking psychological facts to diabetes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-0474-74-8 Organized by:School of Social Development (SSD), UUM College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychotherapy, Type 2 Diabetes, stress, well-being, glycemic control
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: School of Quantitative Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 06:28
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 01:51
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13241

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