Psychology and chronic disease: a research-intervention in diabetology

Author/s Giuseppe Carollo, Carlota Zorrilla Ruiz, Daniela de Berardinis
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 151-166 File size 240 KB
DOI 10.3280/PDS2023-001014
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The paper is a report of a research-intervention managed by psychologists in a hospital of Rome, in collaboration with the team of the Diabetes Unit. The purpose of the paper is to pre-sent an intervention methodology aimed at facilitating adherence to treatment in a context of chronicity. Starting from some criteria underlying the goals of the diabetic context and the demand addressed to psychology, the focus of the paper is on a psychoanalytic group interven-tion, addressed to people with type 1 diabetes. The paper highlights the emotional problems which characterize the relationship between people and the system of care, and which substan-tiate the demand for psychological intervention. It is highlighted how these problems are linked to factors that determine the adherence to care.

Keywords: diabetology, adherence, chronicity, psychotherapeutic group, analysis of the de-mand.

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Giuseppe Carollo, Carlota Zorrilla Ruiz, Daniela de Berardinis, Psicologia e malattia cronica: una ricerca-intervento in diabetologia in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 1/2023, pp 151-166, DOI: 10.3280/PDS2023-001014