Coping skills training in a telephone health coaching program for youth at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Jefferson V, Jaser SS, Lindemann E, Galasso P, Beale A, Holl MG, Grey M
J Pediatr Health Care. 2011 25 (3): 153-61

PMID: 21514490 · PMCID: PMC3085882 · DOI:10.1016/j.pedhc.2009.12.003

INTRODUCTION - The purpose of this article is to describe components of a health coaching intervention based on coping skills training delivered via telephone. This intervention was provided to urban adolescents at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), reinforcing a school-based curriculum designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent T2DM.

METHOD - Health coaching via telephone was provided to at-risk urban youth enrolled in a study of an intervention to reduce risk for T2DM. Vignettes are used to describe the use of several coping skills in this high-risk youth population.

RESULTS - A variety of vignettes illustrate how telephone health coaching reinforced lifestyle changes in students by incorporating coping skills training.

DISCUSSION - Given the benefits and the challenges of the telephone health coaching intervention, several suggestions for others who plan to use a similar method are described.

Copyright © 2011 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Published by Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

MeSH Terms (15)

Adaptation, Psychological Adolescent Advanced Practice Nursing Child Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Female Health Promotion Hotlines Humans Life Style Male Program Evaluation Risk Factors Risk Reduction Behavior School Nursing

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