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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157943
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Glucose Control in Korean Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes
Abstract:
Glucose Control in Korean Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Choi, Sarah E., PhD, RN, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of California, Irvine, Program in Nursing Science
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:214 Irvine Hall, Irvine, CA, 92697-3959, USA
Contact Telephone:949-824-2043
Co-Authors:Sally H. Rankin, RN, PhD, Professor and Chair; Anita Stewart, PhD, Professor in Residence
Background: Despite the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes in Korean immigrants and the importance of glucose control in reducing complications, little is known about diabetes control and factors influencing glucose levels in these individuals. Purpose: This study's purpose was to examine factors influencing glucose control in Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. Data were collected from 143 Korean immigrant men and women with type 2 diabetes between the ages of 30 and 80. Participants completed questionnaires, a finger stick blood test for glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and anthropometric measures. Results: The mean HbA1c level was 7.6 % (SD = 1.5; range = 5.6 to 12.5). Less than half of the participants (41.3%) met the American Diabetes Association's goal of less than 7%. Multiple regression analyses indicated that roughly 22% of variance in HbA1c levels was explained by a linear combination of family diet support, acculturation, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), the duration of diabetes, the number of diabetic medications, age, gender, and education (R squared = 0.223, F[9,133] = 4.24; p < .0001). After adjusting for demographic and health variables, family diet support, WHR, the duration of diabetes, the number of diabetic medications, and age significantly influenced glucose control. Implications: Findings support the positive role of family involvement in type 2 diabetes management. Patients with long-standing diabetes, higher WHR, and more diabetic medications deserve special attention because they tend to have higher HbA1c levels. Studies are needed to investigate the negative association of age with HbA1c levels observed in this population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGlucose Control in Korean Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157943-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Glucose Control in Korean Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Choi, Sarah E., PhD, RN, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California, Irvine, Program in Nursing Science</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">214 Irvine Hall, Irvine, CA, 92697-3959, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">949-824-2043</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sechoi@uci.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sally H. Rankin, RN, PhD, Professor and Chair; Anita Stewart, PhD, Professor in Residence</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Despite the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes in Korean immigrants and the importance of glucose control in reducing complications, little is known about diabetes control and factors influencing glucose levels in these individuals. Purpose: This study's purpose was to examine factors influencing glucose control in Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. Data were collected from 143 Korean immigrant men and women with type 2 diabetes between the ages of 30 and 80. Participants completed questionnaires, a finger stick blood test for glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and anthropometric measures.&nbsp;Results: The mean HbA1c level was 7.6 % (SD = 1.5; range = 5.6 to 12.5). Less than half of the participants (41.3%) met the American Diabetes Association's goal of less than 7%. Multiple regression analyses indicated that roughly 22% of variance in HbA1c levels was explained by a linear combination of family diet support, acculturation, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), the duration of diabetes, the number of diabetic medications, age, gender, and education (R squared = 0.223, F[9,133] = 4.24; p &lt; .0001). After adjusting for demographic and health variables, family diet support, WHR, the duration of diabetes, the number of diabetic medications, and age significantly influenced glucose control. Implications: Findings support the positive role of family involvement in type 2 diabetes management. Patients with long-standing diabetes, higher WHR, and more diabetic medications deserve special attention because they tend to have higher HbA1c levels. Studies are needed to investigate the negative association of age with HbA1c levels observed in this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:21:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:21:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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