ERIC Number: EJ828138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 98
Views and Preferences of Low-Literate Hispanics regarding Diabetes Education: Results of Formative Research
Rosal, Milagros C.; Goins, Karin Valentine; Carbone, Elena T.; Cortes, Dharma E.
Health Education & Behavior, v31 n3 p388-405 2004
Hispanics are twice as likely as non-Hispanic Whites to have diabetes and are also at higher risk for diabetes-related complications and poorer outcomes. The prevalence of diabetes is inversely related to educational status. Low literacy is common, especially among older Hispanics. Little literature exists on formative research to create diabetes education materials for this audience. Two focus groups assessed views and preferences for diabetes education of low-literate, low-income, non-English-speaking urban Caribbean and Central American Hispanics with diabetes, as well as utility of materials developed specifically for this population, as part of the preliminary work for a pilot study of a diabetes intervention. Implications for practitioners and researchers are discussed.
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Diabetes, Latin Americans, Hispanic Americans, Literacy, Risk, Incidence, Educational Attainment, Older Adults, Health Materials, Low Income, Intervention, Health Education, Exercise, Physical Activities, Dietetics, Biochemistry, Non English Speaking, Urban Areas, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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