Does neurocognitive training have the potential to improve dietary self-care in type 2 diabetes? Study protocol of a double blind randomised controlled trial

Whitelock, Victoria, Nouwen, Arie, Houben, Katrijn, van den Akker, Olga, Miller, Iraida Neira, Narendan, Parth, Rosenthal, Miranda and Higgs, Suzanne (2015) Does neurocognitive training have the potential to improve dietary self-care in type 2 diabetes? Study protocol of a double blind randomised controlled trial. BMC Nutrition, 1 . pp. 1-8. ISSN 2055-0928

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Abstract

Dietary self-care is a key element of self-management in type 2 diabetes. It is also the most difficult aspect of diabetes self-management. Adhering to long-term dietary goals and resisting immediate food desires requires top-down inhibitory control over subcortical impulsive and emotional responses to food. Practising simple neurocognitive tasks can improve inhibitory control and health behaviours that depend on inhibitory control, such as resisting alcohol consumption. It is yet to be investigated, however, whether neurocognitive training can improve dietary self-care in people with type 2 diabetes. The aim of this randomised controlled trial is to investigate whether web-based neurocognitive training can improve the ability of people with type 2 diabetes to resist tempting foods and better adhere to a healthy dietary regime.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article number = 11
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Applied Health Psychology group
Item ID: 18963
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Depositing User: Olga Van Den akker
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2016 10:14
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 06:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18963

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