Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers' Perceptions of Glycemic Control

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147676
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers' Perceptions of Glycemic Control
Abstract:
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers' Perceptions of Glycemic Control
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Heuer, Loretta, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Dakota College of Nursing
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Cheryl Lausch, MS, MA, RN; Jane Bergland, PhD, RN
[Scientific session research presentation] Several studies have been published on the guidelines for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes but few have investigated farmworkers' perceptions of glycemic monitoring and outcomes. This study focused on Hispanic migrant and seasonal farmworkers diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and their perceptions of glycemic management. A phenomenological design was utilized with a sample of 18 migrant and 16 seasonal participants recruited from two local migrant health centers. A semi-structured interview guide with open-ended questions followed by probes was used to obtain in-depth responses during the interviews. The length of the interviews varied between 45 minutes and 2 ½ hours and took place in one of the health centers or participants' home. All the interviews were audio taped to understand the participants' perspectives and then transcribed verbatim by a bilingual research transcriptionist. Data were analyzed for the following content: Frequency of blood glucose monitoring, Knowledge of blood glucose readings, Adaptation practices for hypoglycemia, and Overall glycemic management. Due to the long-term health risks associated with poor glucose control, health care providers need to understand the challenges migrant farmworkers encounter as they try to management their blood glucose levels. In addition, future research should include the participants' family members to gain an understading of their perceptions of glycemic management.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMigrant and Seasonal Farmworkers' Perceptions of Glycemic Controlen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147676-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers' Perceptions of Glycemic Control</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Heuer, Loretta, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Dakota College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">loretta.heuer@att.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cheryl Lausch, MS, MA, RN; Jane Bergland, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Several studies have been published on the guidelines for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes but few have investigated farmworkers' perceptions of glycemic monitoring and outcomes. This study focused on Hispanic migrant and seasonal farmworkers diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and their perceptions of glycemic management. A phenomenological design was utilized with a sample of 18 migrant and 16 seasonal participants recruited from two local migrant health centers. A semi-structured interview guide with open-ended questions followed by probes was used to obtain in-depth responses during the interviews. The length of the interviews varied between 45 minutes and 2 &frac12; hours and took place in one of the health centers or participants' home. All the interviews were audio taped to understand the participants' perspectives and then transcribed verbatim by a bilingual research transcriptionist. Data were analyzed for the following content: Frequency of blood glucose monitoring, Knowledge of blood glucose readings, Adaptation practices for hypoglycemia, and Overall glycemic management. Due to the&nbsp;long-term health risks associated with poor glucose control, health care providers need to understand the&nbsp;challenges migrant farmworkers encounter as they try to management their blood glucose levels.&nbsp;In addition, future&nbsp;research should&nbsp;include&nbsp;the participants' family members to gain an understading of their perceptions of&nbsp;glycemic management.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:35:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:35:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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