University of Louisville

Poster Title

Gender Differences in Diabetes Self Management Among Urban Hispanic Latino American Adults: A Pilot Study

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University of Louisville

Abstract

Gender differences exist when considering the prevalence of diabetes and death rates among Hispanic Latino Americans. Limited research addresses the influence of gender differences on diabetes selfmanagement among this population. The purpose of this study is to identify gender differences of factors which positively and negatively affect diabetes self-management among urban Hispanic Latino American adults. In this mixed-method design, 36 Hispanic Latino American adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) will be recruited from two urban agencies. An 18-item instrument will be used to obtain demographic and medical history data. Three groups comprised of only women and three groups comprised only of men will be used to identify factors which affect diabetes self-management. Participants will engage in a 60 minute audio-recorded discussion offered in English or Spanish. Quantitative data will be analyzed using SPSS 17.0. Qualitative data will be transcribed and then analyzed using Atlas ti 6 ® software. Codes will be assigned to each text passage with key themes and concepts identified. Themes and concepts will be validated by two focus groups to arrive at consensus of findings. The results of this study are pending. Data collection and analyses will be completed by December 2011. Findings will be presented at Posters at the Capitol in January 2012. This study further addresses the existing health disparity among Hispanic Latino American adults with T2DM. An understanding of gender differences and diabetes self management behaviors will assist with the design of gender-specific interventions in improving the health outcomes of this population.

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Gender Differences in Diabetes Self Management Among Urban Hispanic Latino American Adults: A Pilot Study

Gender differences exist when considering the prevalence of diabetes and death rates among Hispanic Latino Americans. Limited research addresses the influence of gender differences on diabetes selfmanagement among this population. The purpose of this study is to identify gender differences of factors which positively and negatively affect diabetes self-management among urban Hispanic Latino American adults. In this mixed-method design, 36 Hispanic Latino American adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) will be recruited from two urban agencies. An 18-item instrument will be used to obtain demographic and medical history data. Three groups comprised of only women and three groups comprised only of men will be used to identify factors which affect diabetes self-management. Participants will engage in a 60 minute audio-recorded discussion offered in English or Spanish. Quantitative data will be analyzed using SPSS 17.0. Qualitative data will be transcribed and then analyzed using Atlas ti 6 ® software. Codes will be assigned to each text passage with key themes and concepts identified. Themes and concepts will be validated by two focus groups to arrive at consensus of findings. The results of this study are pending. Data collection and analyses will be completed by December 2011. Findings will be presented at Posters at the Capitol in January 2012. This study further addresses the existing health disparity among Hispanic Latino American adults with T2DM. An understanding of gender differences and diabetes self management behaviors will assist with the design of gender-specific interventions in improving the health outcomes of this population.