Faculty Articles

Title

A Community-Based Pilot Study of a Diabetes Pharmacist Intervention in Latinos: Impact on Weight and Hemoglobin A1c

ISBN or ISSN

1049-2089

Publication Title

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Volume

24

Issue

4 Suppl

Publication Date / Copyright Date

11-2013

First Page

48

Last Page

60

Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

DOI Number

10.1353/hpu.2014.0003

Abstract

Type 2 diabetes disproportionately affects Latinos increasing their risk of diabetes-related complications. This study used a randomized controlled design with a community-based approach to evaluate the impact of a culturally tailored pharmacist intervention on clinical outcomes in Latino diabetics. The intervention included a focused discussion and two individual pharmacist counseling sessions on medication, nutrition, exercise, and self-care to promote behavior changes. Sessions were culturally adapted for language, diet, family participation, and cultural beliefs. Clinical outcomes were measured at baseline and three months. Nineteen intervention and 24 control participants completed the study. Mean BMI reduction was greater for intervention than for control group participants (-0.73 ± 0.07 kg/m2 versus + 0.37 ± 0.02 kg/m2 p

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

adult, aged, body weight, counseling, cultural competency, diabetes mellitus, type 2, Florida, health behavior, hemoglobin a, glycosylated, Hispanic Americans, humans, intervention studies, middle aged, pharmacies, pilot projects, self care, young adult

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