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Promoting diabetes self-management among African Americans: an educational intervention.
J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Aug; 21(3 Suppl):169-86.JH

Abstract

Diabetes is a major national health problem that affects African Americans more seriously than other population groups. The purpose of this project was to increase knowledge and self-management of diabetes among African American adults 40 years of age and older diagnosed with type II diabetes. A quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test comparison group design was used. Three educational sessions were provided to participants in the intervention group. Content included information about diabetes and its complications, risk factors, proper diet, recommendations for exercise, medications, and monitoring blood glucose. Teaching strategies included discussion, games, and demonstrations. Patient navigators provided follow-up by phone at the scheduled intervals. Preliminary results indicated significantly increased knowledge among intervention group participants between the pre- and post-test and the pre-test and follow-up. Findings for HbA1c values, body mass index, and weight were not significant.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Bowie State University. eleanorwalker39@comcast.netNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20675953

Citation

Walker, Eleanor A., et al. "Promoting Diabetes Self-management Among African Americans: an Educational Intervention." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 21, no. 3 Suppl, 2010, pp. 169-86.
Walker EA, Stevens KA, Persaud S. Promoting diabetes self-management among African Americans: an educational intervention. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010;21(3 Suppl):169-86.
Walker, E. A., Stevens, K. A., & Persaud, S. (2010). Promoting diabetes self-management among African Americans: an educational intervention. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(3 Suppl), 169-86. https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.0.0363
Walker EA, Stevens KA, Persaud S. Promoting Diabetes Self-management Among African Americans: an Educational Intervention. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010;21(3 Suppl):169-86. PubMed PMID: 20675953.
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