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GONZALEZ-BURBOA, Alexis et al. Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based interventions to improve control of type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and preliminary meta-analytic integration. Ter Psicol [online]. 2019, vol.37, n.1, pp.53-70. ISSN 0718-4808.

The purpose of this paper was to study the effectiveness of Mindfulness-based interventions on the level of glycated hemoglobin —HbA1c— in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus —DM2—. A systematic review and preliminary meta-analytic integration was performed. The search of the studies was carried out in the following bases: PubMed, Bireme, Web of Science, SciELO, Embase, EBSCOhost, SCOPUS, Psychology Database. Ten articles were identified: four were published in the United States, two in Iran, one in Germany, one in Australia, one in Thailand and one in England. A reduction in HbA1c levels was observed using Mindfulness compared to control groups (p <0,02). In addition, according to the number of participants, sex and time of follow-up a differentiated effect was found. It was concluded that the use of interventions based on Mindfulness would have an indirect effect on the reduction of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c).

Keywords : Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Glycated Hemoglobin A; Mindfulness (MeSH, NHL).

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