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Culturally tailored intervention for African Americans with type 2 diabetes administered by a nurse case manager and community health worker reduces emergency room visits

Skelly, A. H. (2011) Culturally tailored intervention for African Americans with type 2 diabetes administered by a nurse case manager and community health worker reduces emergency room visits. Evidence-Based Nursing, 13 (2). pp. 51-52. ISSN 1367-6539

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Abstract

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for African Americans, who suffer disproportionately from its complications. The need for culturally appropriate, tailored interventions to improve metabolic outcomes and quality of life for African Americans with T2DM has been addressed in the literature;1 2 our task now is to develop, test and evaluate these interventions and to disseminate them to the healthcare community. The approach used in this intervention is innovative in that it creates a team of nurse case manager (NCM), community health worker (CHW) and primary care providers, providing for continuity of care (“supplement ongoing clinical care”) outside of regularly scheduled clinic visits.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, African Americans, nurse case manager, community health worker
Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
Practice > interventions
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    Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2011 11:39
    Last Modified: 16 Aug 2011 11:39
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3066

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