[Acceptance- and mindfulness-based group intervention in advanced type 2 diabetes patients: therapeutic concept and practical experiences]

Author: Faude-Lang V, Hartmann M, Schmidt EM, Humpert P, Nawroth P, Herzog W.
Klinik für Allgemeine Innere Medizin und Psychosomatik, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg. verena.faude@med.uni-heidelberg.de
Conference/Journal: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol.
Date published: 2010 May
Other: Volume ID: 60 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 185-9 , Special Notes: [Article in German] , Word Count: 79

Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and early diabetic nephropathy have a poor disease-related prognosis; furthermore these patients are often also mentally stressed. We investigated an acceptance- and mindfulness-based group intervention for these patients in addition to regular medical therapy. Both intervention program and descriptive outcomes of patients' evaluation are presented. A total of 51 patients attended the groups. Patients reported developing a mindfulness attitude towards life during the group process as well as an improvement in pain, sleep and worrying.