Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)
Print version ISSN 0103-166X
CASSEB, Mariene da Silva and FERREIRA, Eleonora Arnaud Pereira. Self-monitoring training and diabetes type 2 prevention behavior. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.1, pp. 135-142. ISSN 0103-166X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-166X2012000100015.
This study investigated the effects of self-monitoring training for the implementation and expansion of behavioral repertoires considered as preventive in the occurrence of diabetes. One clinical case is described relating to an adult woman with the following risk factors: inadequate diet, overweight, sedentary and a family history of heart disease and diabetes. Home visits were made in order to perform an investigation of the socio-demographic characteristics, a baseline survey of eating behavior and physical activity, training in self-monitoring and a final interview. The results point to behavioral changes regarding the implementation and broadening of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity. The discussion of the case includes aspects that indicate the acquisition of preventive behaviors, relating them to the literature used.
Keywords : Diabetes; Reduction of risk factors; Training in self-monitoring.