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A culturally focused exercise program in Hispanic adults with type 2 diabetes: a pilot study.
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PMID:  20103618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of a community-based, culturally focused, exercise program for adults in the Hispanic community with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A pretest/posttest design using a culturally designed exercise program through dance was used. A total of 19 Mexican American men and women (39 to 64 years of age) with type 2 diabetes were recruited. Mean preprogram and postprogram differences were examined in hemoglobin A1C, lipid panel, body mass index (BMI), and psychological well-being. RESULTS: Feasibility was demonstrated by exceeding our recruitment goal and achieving an 84% completion rate and 75% attendance rate for the exercise sessions. Mean hemoglobin A1C, lipids, and psychological well-being demonstrated trends toward improvement from the beginning of the program to the end. BMI remained unchanged. Physical activity increased and all participants met the physical activity goals from the national physical activity guidelines for Americans by the end of the program. CONCLUSIONS: The culturally focused exercise program detailed here is effective in promoting regular physical activity among Hispanic adults with type 2 diabetes.
Pamela A Martyn-Nemeth; Gail A Vitale; Debra R Cowger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-01-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Diabetes educator     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1554-6063     ISO Abbreviation:  Diabetes Educ     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-22     Completed Date:  2010-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701401     Medline TA:  Diabetes Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-67     Citation Subset:  N    
Pamela A. Martyn-Nemeth, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Lewis University, One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Body Mass Index
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Educational Status
Health Status
Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated / analysis
Hispanic Americans*
Lipids / blood
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated; 0/Lipids

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