Acceptance and Value Based Methods in Increasing Wellbeing of Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

Acceptance and Value Based Based Methods in Increasing Wellbeing of Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes / Hyväksyntä- ja Arvopohjaiset menetelmät Diabetesta Sairastavien Nuorten Hyvinvoinnin edistämisessä


Lead Sponsor: Central Finland Hospital District

Collaborator: University of Jyvaskyla
Finnish Diabetes Association

Source Central Finland Hospital District
Brief Summary

The aim of the study is to study how using acceptance and value based group intervention helps the wellbeing of teenagers with type in diabetes. The investigators created an ACT-group intervention consisting of five sessions, based on earlier research. 12-16 years- old diabetics who are treated at KSSHP pediatric policlinic are invited to join the groups. The participants are randomized to research and control groups. The HbA1c-level is monitored for both groups as well as the psychological flexibility, diabetes related acceptance, depression and quality of life.

Overall Status Active, not recruiting
Start Date 2015-10-01
Completion Date 2021-12-01
Primary Completion Date 2020-05-01
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Glycemic control up to 8 months
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Quality of life assessed by KINDL-r Questionnaire up to 8 months
Diabetes Related Psychological flexibility assessed by DAAS up to 8 months
Depressive symptoms assessed by RBDI up to 8 months
Psychological flexibility assessed by CAMM up to 8 months
Enrollment 60

Intervention Type: Behavioral

Intervention Name: acceptance and commitment therapy, ACT



Inclusion Criteria: - type 1 diabetes Exclusion Criteria: - weekly psychiatric appointments



Minimum Age:

12 Years

Maximum Age:

16 Years

Healthy Volunteers:


Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Raimo Lappalainen, PhD Study Director supervisor
Facility: Iina Alho
Location Countries


Verification Date


Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 2
Arm Group

Label: research group

Type: Experimental

Description: Research group is attending the ACT intervention first and from before and afte measurement are compared to the control group

Label: control group

Type: Active Comparator

Description: Control group is offered to attend the intervention afterwards

Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Masking: None (Open Label)

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