A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Diabetes Education With a Homeless and Low-Income Female Population

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153813
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Presentation
Title:
A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Diabetes Education With a Homeless and Low-Income Female Population
Abstract:
A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Diabetes Education With a Homeless and Low-Income Female Population
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Mahoney, Margaret, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:MGH Institute of Health Professions
Title:Assistant Professor MGH Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing
Co-Authors:Kathy Kates MS, Family Nurse Practitioner
Christina Kim MS, Nurse Practitioner
Amanda Norton MS, Staff Nurse
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Presentation] A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Diabetes Education With a Homeless and Low-Income Female Population
Margaret Mahoney, Kathy Kates, Christina Kim, Amanda Norton
Type II diabetes mellitus (DM) is a complex disease that is especially challenging to manage within a homeless and low-income population. Furthermore, this population faces significant barriers including poor access to care, low health literacy and care that is frequently lacking in cultural competence. Current literature is inadequate in addressing effective ways to manage Type II DM within this population. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) provided the framework for us to build a trusting relationship with a group of women in a transitional shelter and to implement and evaluate educational interventions for diabetes management. We held a series of five diabetes education classes for low-income and homeless women, utilizing a teaching tool which we had previously developed.  Not only did we serve as educators, but we in turn became students of the low-income and homeless women, learning from them about the specific challenges they face in living with DM. This process afforded us ongoing feedback about the effectiveness of our teaching tool, as well as the opportunity to provide more tailored and culturally sensitive recommendations for this particular population.
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.titleA Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Diabetes Education With a Homeless and Low-Income Female Populationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153813-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Diabetes Education With a Homeless and Low-Income Female Population</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mahoney, Margaret, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">MGH Institute of Health Professions</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor MGH Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mamahoney@partners.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathy Kates MS, Family Nurse Practitioner<br/>Christina Kim MS, Nurse Practitioner<br/>Amanda Norton MS, Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Presentation] A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Diabetes Education With a Homeless and Low-Income Female Population <br/>Margaret Mahoney, Kathy Kates, Christina Kim, Amanda Norton <br/>Type II diabetes mellitus (DM) is a complex disease that is especially challenging to manage within a homeless and low-income population. Furthermore, this population faces significant barriers including poor access to care, low health literacy and care that is frequently lacking in cultural competence. Current literature is inadequate in addressing effective ways to manage Type II DM within this population. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) provided the framework for us to build a trusting relationship with a group of women in a transitional shelter and to implement and evaluate educational interventions for diabetes management. We held a series of five diabetes education classes for low-income and homeless women, utilizing a teaching tool which we had previously developed.&nbsp; Not only did we serve as educators, but we in turn became students of the low-income and homeless women, learning from them about the specific challenges they face in living with DM. This process afforded us ongoing feedback about the effectiveness of our teaching tool, as well as the opportunity to provide more tailored and culturally sensitive recommendations for this particular population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:32:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:32:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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