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A Diabetes Management Program for African American Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Keyserllng, T. C. and Ammerman, A. S. and Samuel-Hodge, C. D. and Ingram, A. F. and Skelly, A. H. and Elasy, T. A. and Johnston, L. F. and Cole, A. S. and Henriquez-Rolddn, C. F. (2000) A Diabetes Management Program for African American Women With Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 26 (5). pp. 796-805. ISSN 0145-7217

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PURPOSE this paper describes a clinic and community-based diabetes intervention program designed to improve dietary, physical activity, and self-care behaviors of older African American women with type 2 diabetes. It also describes the study to evaluate this program and baseline characteristics of participants. METHODS The New Leaf... Choices for Healthy Living With Diabetes program consists of 4 clinic-based health counselor visits, a community intervention with 12 monthly phone calls from peer counselors, and 3 group sessions. A randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of this intervention is described. RESULTS Seventeen focus groups of African American women were used to assessed the cultural relevance/acceptability of the intervention and measurement instruments. For the randomized trial, 200 African American women with type 2 diabetes were recruited from 7 practices in central North Carolina. Mean age was 59, mean diabetes duration was 10 years, and participants were markedly overweight and physically inactive. CONCLUSIONS Participants found this program to be culturally relevant and acceptable. Its effects on diet, physical activity, and self-care behaviors will be assessed in a randomized trial.

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Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
Practice > interventions
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Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2011 10:30
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2011 10:30
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3058

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