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Development of a Primary Care Diabetes Psychology Service

Hamilton-West, Kate E., Smith, K., Vaughan, A., Kolubinski, D., Kanellakis, P. (2014) Development of a Primary Care Diabetes Psychology Service. Diabetes and Primary Care, 16 (3). pp. 129-136. ISSN 1466-8955. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:41395)

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Abstract

People with diabetes are at increased risk of depression and anxiety disorder compared to people without the condition, and many or most people with diabetes experience difficulties coping with the condition at some point in their lives. However, depression in individuals with diabetes often remains undiagnosed and access to psychological support and care is limited. The authors aimed to address this gap in support and care at a local level by developing a specialised primary care diabetes psychology service within the framework of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme. Here, the authors describe the development of the service and present data from five pilot sites in Kent. In addition, they describe the development and evaluation of a diabetes psychology training workshop for mental health workers and an online training programme to increase awareness of the psychological implications of living with and managing diabetes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Kate Hamilton-West
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 08:34 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41395 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hamilton-West, Kate E.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3160-0311
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