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Views and preferences of low-literate Hispanics regarding diabetes education: results of formative research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15155047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hispanics are twice as likely as non-Hispanic Whites to have diabetes and are also at higher risk for diabetes-related complications and poorer outcomes. The prevalence of diabetes is inversely related to educational status. Low literacy is common, especially among older Hispanics. Little literature exists on formative research to create diabetes education materials for this audience. Two focus groups assessed views and preferences for diabetes education of low-literate, low-income, non-English-speaking urban Caribbean and Central American Hispanics with diabetes, as well as utility of materials developed specifically for this population, as part of the preliminary work for a pilot study of a diabetes intervention. Implications for practitioners and researchers are discussed.
Milagros C Rosal; Karin V Goins; Elena T Carbone; Dharma E Cortes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1090-1981     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Educ Behav     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-24     Completed Date:  2004-07-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9704962     Medline TA:  Health Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-405     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Satisfaction*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2*
Educational Status*
Focus Groups
Health Education*
Hispanic Americans / psychology*
Pilot Projects

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