DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.4.1133

Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Intervention Program to Regulate Cognitive Emotion of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Zhisong Zhang


The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of a training program for cognitive emotion regulation of patients with type 2 diabetes at psychiatric clinic. The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) training program focused on the use of positive and negative strategies in cognitive emotion regulation. Participants were randomly assigned to MBCT group (n = 15) and non-MBCT group (n = 13). The research variables were measured at baseline and after the MBCT intervention, and at a 4-month follow-up for the MBCT group. The MBCT training program was effective in significantly increasing patients' positive strategies use and reducing patients' negative strategies use. MBCT program gains were maintained at the 4-month follow-up. This study shows that MBCT program can protect patients with type 2 diabetes to regulate cognitive emotion during a defect in the secretion of insulin.


Intervention, Cognitive Emotion Regulation, Type 2 Diabetes

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Supporting Agencies

The research is supported by the major projects of Humanities and Social Sciences in Anhui - Study on the status quo of psychological disorder and hypnosis intervention among university students in Independent University (No. SK2017ZD55).

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