Piloting home-based behavioral family systems therapy for adolescents with poorly controlled diabetes

Michael Harris, Deborah Mertlich

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-79
Number of pages15
JournalChildren's Health Care
Volume32
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Piloting home-based behavioral family systems therapy for adolescents with poorly controlled diabetes. / Harris, Michael; Mertlich, Deborah.

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