The OnTrack Diabetes Group Therapy Project: Feasibility Trial of a Web-based CBT Program with Conjunctive Group Therapy

Cassimatis, Mandy and Kavanagh, David and Kazantzis, Nikolaos and Mullens, Amy B. (2019) The OnTrack Diabetes Group Therapy Project: Feasibility Trial of a Web-based CBT Program with Conjunctive Group Therapy. In: International Society for Research on Internet Interventions - ISRII: The Next Generation, 13-15 Feb 2019, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

Context. Type 2 diabetes is a global public health concern due to its wide-spread impacts on mortality, morbidity and quality of life, which are largely preventable through adequate self-management. However, emotional and psychological barriers to effective self-management remain a challenge for health systems to address. Interventions targeting diabetes self-management, emotional and psychological issues can lead to improvements in patients’ physical and mental health outcomes. Furthermore, there is a significant, positive relationship between social support and psychological wellbeing in people with diabetes and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has demonstrated efficacy in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety in this population. Intervention. This paper presents on the feasibility trial of an intervention that includes social support in the form of CBT-based group therapy delivered in conjunction with a web-based CBT type 2 diabetes self-management and mood intervention. Methods. Aims of this study include: (i) to evaluate user uptake, engagement, perceived usefulness and acceptability of the intervention; and (ii) to evaluate the implementation fidelity of both intervention components, as well as group cohesion and group-facilitator alliance, and their relationship to participant engagement in the group therapy program. A sample of 30 adults with type 2 diabetes is recruited to take part in the trial at three locations, including metropolitan Victoria and regional areas of Victoria and Queensland. Results. Results will indicate the feasibility of delivering a face-to-face group therapy program with web-based support and will inform the future roll-out of the program as a complete web-based intervention. Conclusions. Implications for the future implementation of the program based on feasibility trial findings will be discussed.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 03:00
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 22:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes; interventions; cognitive behaviour therapy
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110312 Nephrology and Urology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35877

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