Effects of a Diabetes Education Intervention on Diabetes-Related Factors among Mexican Origin Hispanics

Mary Murimi, Ana Moyeda Carabaza, John Dawson, Fabiola Carrales Gonzalez

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Abstract

<b>Purpose</b>: The purpose of this study was to assess diabetes-related factors, such as diabetes knowledge, positive attitudes towards the prevention of diabetes and its complications, self-efficacy for diabetes, dietary intake and level of food security, and to investigate the effects of a diabetes education intervention (DEI) on diabetes-related factors among Mexican-origin Hispanics with or without diabetes in Lubbock, Texas (USA), and Piedras Negras, Coahuila (Mexico).<br><b>Methods:</b> A one-sample pre–post design was used to evaluate the effect of a 4-week DEI designed using the Nutrition Education DESIGN Procedure, Mexican cultural features and Spanish language.<br><b>Results:</b> Participants from Piedras Negras, Coahuila had higher rates of food insecurity and a higher consumption of whole grains than those from Lubbock, Texas, while participants from Lubbock, Texas, had higher levels of diabetes knowledge and higher consumption of protein foods than those from Piedras Neg
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-515
JournalHealth Education Journal
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StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

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