This study employed a within-subjects design in which 18 adolescents with poorly controlled diabetes received 10 1 1/2-hr sessions of home-based Behavioral Family Systems Therapy (BFST). Adolescents and their parents completed a variety of psychosocial questionnaires at baseline and immediately following their last session of BFST. Metabolic control was assessed at each evaluation using a hemoglobin A 1 c assay. The initial posttreatment follow-up evaluation indicated that participants participating in 10 sessions of home-based BFST evidenced pre- to posttreatment decreases in general family conflict, diabetes-related family conflict, and behavior problems. In addition, pre- to posttreatment improvements were observed for treatment adherence of adolescents with poorly controlled diabetes. No significant differences were observed between pre- and posttreatment HbA I c values.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology