Document Type : Original Article
Department of Health Psychology, Kish International Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kish Island, Iran.
Department of Clinical Psychology, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran.
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder that involves several organs and has chronic vascular and non-vascular complications.
Objective: This study aimed to find out the effectiveness of self-compassion training on psychological symptoms and self-care in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Methods: The method of this study was semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design with the control group. The statistical population of the study consisted of all patients with type 2 diabetes from diabetes association and hospitals in Gilangharb city in 2020, among which 30 patients (self-compassion training and control group) were selected using a convenience sampling method. Data were collected using Psychological Symptoms Questionnaire and Tobert and Glasgow self-care questionnaires. Data were analyzed using multivariate and univariate analysis of covariance tests by SPSS.22.
Results: The results showed that self-compassion training was effective on psychological symptoms (P<0.01) and self-care (P<0.01) in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that self-compassion training was effective on psychological symptoms and self-care in patients with type 2 diabetes and it can be effective as an efficient treatment method to improve psychological problems in patients with type 2 diabetes.