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

Main institution:
East Avenue Medical Center, Philippines

Other institution:
Ateneo de Manila University Department of Psychology

Principal investigator:
Maria Teresa Que

Other investigators:
Gilda Lopez; Zachele Marie Briones

Location of the project:
Quezon city, Philippines

Amount allocated:
USD 46.667

June 1, 2010 - June 1, 2012

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.

Results to date:

Presentations to date:

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

Project ended in June 2012

BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.