Mobilizing Linguistic Resources for Diabetes Management in Latino Families
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Spanish and Portuguese Undergraduate Research Theses; 2018
Hispanics are at a greater risk for diabetes type 2 than whites. Research has been conducted on health outcomes based on family dynamics. However, a limited body of research exists on the patient's and family's perceptions of the challenges in managing diabetes type 2, specifically, examining the role of familismo on the Hispanic family's experience. In this research project, I conducted interviews of four Spanish-speaking families in four cities across Ohio and performed a content analyses to analyze the common themes. Dietary modifications were the most drastic changes for both patient and family, although the families accepted the lifestyle behavior modifications to varying degrees. Patients who adopted significantly different diets than other family members felt more isolated.
Academic Major: Public Health
The Global Mobility Grant from The Ohio State University
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