Latino Preferences for Church-Based Diabetes Self-Management Interventions

Church InteriorWe conducted focus groups with Latinos with diabetes and their family members and found that Latinos are interested in church-based diabetes programs. Church-based Latinos with diabetes and their family members were interested in peer-based diabetes self-management interventions; however, they preferred group-based to telephone-based one-to-one peer programs.

We also describe a model that demonstrates how many community members’ preferences can be integrated into a church-based diabetes self-management program, however, additional mechanisms to facilitate access to medical care may be necessary.

Principal Investigator: Arshiya A. Baig, MD, MPH, FACP
Research Team:
Cara A. Locklin, MPH
Abigail Wilkes, MPH
Donna Oborski RN, BSN
John Acevedo, MSW
Rita Gorawara-Bhat, PhD
Michael T. Quinn, PhD
Deborah L. Burnet, MD, MA
Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH

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Funding Sources:
University of Chicago CTSA Pilot Grant (UL1RR02499)
National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Diabetes Research and Training Center (P60 DK20595)
NIDDK Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24 DK071933)