Title

The Role of Acculturation and Family in Disease Management among Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes

Organization/Association/Group

NIDDK and CDC

Location

Nashville, TN

Publication Date / Copyright Date

November 2007

Abstract

In this cross-sectional pilot survey among Latinos/Hispanics with Type 2 diabetes (N=65) the association between acculturation and the theoretical constructs of TPB were examined, as well as the hypothesized associations of TPB modified to address cultural characteristics of this population. The positive effect of subjective norms (modified according to family as the social referent) suggest that the more the respondent believed their family wanted them to manage their disease and the extent that they felt what their family thought was important the more likely the respondent’s engaged in diabetes disease management. There is a need to further understand cultural variables’ influence on health behavior.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Conference material published in Proceedings

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