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
  • 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.