ERIC Number: EJ677439
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Culturally Competent Diabetes Self-Management Education for Mexican Americans: The Starr County Border Health Initiative.
Brown, Sharon A.; Garcia, Alexandra A.; Kouzekanani, Kamiar; Hanis, Craig L.
Diabetes Care, v25 n2 p259-68 Feb 2002
In a culturally competent diabetes self-management intervention in Starr County, Texas, bilingual Mexican American nurses, dieticians, and community workers provided weekly instruction on nutrition, self-monitoring, exercise and other self-care topics. A biweekly support group promoted behavior change. Interviews and examinations with 256 Mexican American diabetic year-long participants found significantly lower levels of blood glucose and higher diabetes knowledge scores. (Contains 28 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Diabetes, Health Education, Intervention, Mexican Americans, Nutrition Instruction, Obesity, Patient Education, Physical Activity Level, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Management
For full text: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/vol25/issue2/index.shtml.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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