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A community-based approach to diabetes control in multiple cultural groups.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15682776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common, serious, and costly chronic diseases, and is a leading cause of death in the United States. Communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of diabetes risk, prevalence, complications, and mortality. REACH 2010 Seattle and King County provides socio-ecological interventions to reduce diabetes disparities among African-American, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Latino/Hispanic, Vietnamese and soon Samoan, and Vietnamese groups. This paper reports evaluation results of REACH classes and support groups. Results from participant pre- and post-surveys demonstrated increases in self-reported physical activity and healthier eating, and increased self-efficacy in managing diabetes. Qualitative focus group results revealed participants' enthusiasm for classes tailored to their ethnic groups, and for intervention impact on management of their diabetes. Qualitative results confirmed survey findings that group participation resulted in significant changes in diet and physical activity. The results underscore the need for more widespread adoption of culturally competent diabetes education and support programs.
Cheza Collier Garvin; Allen Cheadle; Noel Chrisman; Roxana Chen; Emily Brunson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ethnicity & disease     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1049-510X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ethn Dis     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-01     Completed Date:  2005-12-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109034     Medline TA:  Ethn Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S83-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chronic Disease Prevention and Healthy Aging, Prevention Division, Public Health-Seattle and King County, 400 Yesler Way, Suite 510, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health / ethnology*
Community Health Planning / organization & administration*
Diabetes Mellitus / ethnology*,  prevention & control*
Focus Groups*
Health Behavior / ethnology*
Health Care Coalitions / organization & administration*
Healthy People Programs*
Life Style / ethnology
Middle Aged
Program Evaluation
Qualitative Research
Self-Help Groups
Social Support

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