Journal article

Bridging the gap between diabetes care and mental health: perspectives of the Mental health IN DiabeteS Optimal Health Program (MINDS OHP)

Lucienne Ferrier, Chantal F Ski, Casey O'Brien, Zoe Jenkins, David R Thompson, Gaye Moore, Glenn Ward, David J Castle

BMC Endocrine Disorders | BMC | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Mental health problems are highly prevalent in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), which adversely impact physical health and quality of life. This study aimed to explore the experiences of people with T1DM who had completed the Mental health IN DiabeteS Optimal Health Program (MINDS OHP), a novel intervention developed to bridge the gap between physical and mental health care. METHOD: Participants with T1DM were invited to take part in a focus group or semi-structured interviews. Participants were recruited from outpatient and community settings. The focus group and interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Thematic content analysis was used and identifie..

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Funding Acknowledgements

DJC, CFS and DRT received funding from an Australian Collaborative Research Network grant to do this work.