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Behavioural Therapy Workshop [Abstract]

Gregory, John Welbourn 2009. Behavioural Therapy Workshop [Abstract]. Child: Care, Health and Development 36 , p. 28. 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2009.01058.x

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The management of children with chronic disease such as diabetes remains challenging despite recent technological advances. Any aspect of treatment which requires practical input from the patient to optimise their outcome is at risk from poor adherence particularly during the teenage years. Using diabetes as an example, psycho-educational interventions have been shown to have a modest benefit on many outcomes including HbA1c. Techniques designed to facilitate behaviour change such as Motivational Interviewing (MI) have been shown to be beneficial in both teenagers and young adults with diabetes. Given the shortages of psychologists appropriately trained in techniquessuch as MI, this workshop will explore how some of the key principles which underlie these methods might be incorporated into routine consultations by all clinic staff. These principles have been incorporated into a training package for use by health-care professionals in routine clinic consultations. The effectiveness of this intervention is now being tested in the UK across 26 clinics with outcomes to be measured in 697 children and teenagers with diabetes (The DEPICTED Trial).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Additional Information: Excellence in Paediatrics conference, 3-6 December 2009, Florence, Italy
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0305-1862
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:13

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