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Cultural Values and Political Economic Contexts of Diabetes Among Low-Income Mexican Americans

Clark, L. and Vincent, D. and Zimmer, L. and Sanchez, J. (2009) Cultural Values and Political Economic Contexts of Diabetes Among Low-Income Mexican Americans. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 20 (4). pp. 382-394. ISSN 1043-6596

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PURPOSE: To explore the political and economic dimensions of diabetes self-management for Mexican American adults. DESIGN: Critical ethnographic analysis of focus group data from caregivers and adults with diabetes. FINDINGS: Three themes were identified: diabetes self-management is tied to other mental and bodily states, family and neighborhood environments cause stress and prevent diabetes solutions, and hassles of the health care environment subvert self-management. DISCUSSION: Cultural constructs about diabetes merge with social-political forces in explaining diabetes. IMPLICATIONS: Cultural competence in diabetes care requires attention to the political economy of the disease and advocacy for healthful political and economic change.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetes self-management, diabetes, political economy, political and economic change
Subjects: Health > Policy
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
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Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2011 10:43
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2011 10:43
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2666

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