A culturally competent intervention of education and care for black women with type 2 diabetes

Gail D.Eramo Melkus, Geralyn Spollett, Vanessa Jefferson, Deborah Chyun, Beth Tuohy, Tanisha Robinson, Anne Kaisen

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Abstract

This article reports on the development and pilot feasibility testing of a culturally competent intervention of education and care for black women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Using a one group, pretest posttest quasi-experimental design, the intervention was tested with a convenience sample of 25 community black women with T2DM. The conceptual basis, process, and content of the intervention as well as the feasibility and acceptability of study materials and methods are described. Significant improvements from baseline to 3 months were observed in measures of glycemic control, weight, body mass index, and diabetes-related emotional distress. The findings suggest that a culturally sensitive intervention of nurse practitioner diabetes care and education is beneficial for black women with T2DM, resulting in program attendance, kept appointments, improved glycemic control and weight, and decreased diabetes-related emotional distress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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