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Behavioral Intervention

Acceptance-Based Coping Skills for Type 2 Diabetes (ABaCo Trial)

Led By Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD ABPP
Research Sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age 18-70
Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM)
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 0, 6, 10, 24 weeks
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This trial aims to see if community health workers can effectively deliver an educational program for Hispanic/Latino patients with type 2 diabetes. They want to know if this program helps manage blood sugar levels and

Who is the study for?
This trial is for Hispanic/Latino patients with type 2 diabetes. Participants will engage in a program delivered by community health workers over the phone, aimed at improving blood sugar management and quality of life. They must be willing to provide blood samples, answer questionnaires, and commit to weekly calls plus a follow-up.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The ABaCo (Acceptance Based Coping) program is being tested for its effectiveness when taught by promotores via phone calls. The study checks if this method helps patients manage their diabetes better and enhances their overall well-being.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since ABaCo is an educational intervention focusing on coping skills rather than medication or medical procedures, there are no direct physical side effects expected from participating in this trial.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 18 and 70 years old.
I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~0, 6, 10, 24 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 0, 6, 10, 24 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Average blood glucose management (HbA1c)
Quality of life: Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Global-10
Secondary outcome measures
Diabetes Acceptance: Acceptance & Action Diabetes Questionnaire (AADQ)
Diabetes Acceptance: Diabetes Acceptance Scale (DAS)
Diabetes Distress: Diabetes Distress Scale
+2 more
Other outcome measures
Acceptability: Interviews
Acceptability: Ratings
Feasibility: Recruitment
+1 more

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Acceptance Based Coping (ABaCo) Skills TrainingExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participant-patients will receive care as usual in the Nosotros Promotores program at University Health Robert B Green Campus Family Health Center, including standardized procedures (e.g., home visits, phone calls and in-clinic visits), along with this protocol - individual telephone-delivered ABaCo skills intervention delivered by one Promotor/a for 10 weeks (6 weeks plus booster at 10 weeks).

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Baylor College of MedicineLead Sponsor
1,006 Previous Clinical Trials
6,003,288 Total Patients Enrolled
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioOTHER
457 Previous Clinical Trials
91,581 Total Patients Enrolled
Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD ABPPPrincipal InvestigatorBaylor College of Medicine; UT Health San Antonio
~9 spots leftby Oct 2024