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CSDE Affiliate Anna Zamora-Kapoor Co-authors Study on Diabetes Self-management Education and Support

Posted: 11/2/2020 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Anna Zamora-Kapoor, along with co-authors, recently published an article in BMC Public Health examining implementation outcomes of a culturally adapted diabetes self-management education intervention. Employing a convergent parallel mixed-methods design, they evaluate acceptability, adoption, appropriateness, feasibility, fidelity, and sustainability for a diabetes self-management education intervention delivered by peer educators to Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders residing in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Based on respondent reports on the relevance of the educational materials, strategies to manage blood glucose, hands-on activities, cultural aspects of the program, including the stories and analogies used to convey information, and appreciation of the group format and peer educators, they conclude that a culturally tailored, peer educator approach to diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) is feasible. To read the article click here