Family Stress Reduction and Coping Response Training Among Filipino Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (ST09-034)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Quezon city, Philippines
    Topic :
    Psychosocial care
    Duration :
    June 1, 2010 - June 1, 2012
    Main Institution :
    East Avenue Medical Center, Philippines
    Other institution :
    Ateneo de Manila University Department of Psychology
    Principal investigator :
    Maria Teresa Que
    Other investigator :
    Gilda Lopez; Zachele Marie Briones
    Amount allocated :
    USD 46,667
    Objectives :
    Despite new technologies and effective drugs, many patients with diabetes do not achieve optimal glycemic control. The Diabcare 2003 survey revealed a mean HbA1c level of >8% among diabetic patients attending 22 diabetes specialist centers in the Philippines. The DAWN study has shown that psychological problems can pose barriers to good diabetes control. This project introduces a psychological intervention of family stress reduction and coping response training in the diabetes education program for Filipino patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. If proven to be effective, the program can be introduced to other government hospitals and modified for the community setting.


  • 27th Annual Convention of Diabetes Philippines and 6th Course on Diabetes and Vascular Disease, Manilla,(Philippines) November, 2010
  • 48th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), Iloilo City, (Philippines), August 2011
  • World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013
  • Annual Convention of the American Association for Clinical Endocrinology, Philippine chapter, August 2014

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