Clark, L. and Vincent, D. and Zimmer, L. and Sanchez, J.
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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