The overall goal of this study is to determine the most urgent factors and effective strategies to improve Type 2 Diabetes self-management among Latino adults receiving services in community clinics in Long Beach. The research study uses of a mixed-methods approach (quantitative and qualitative) including focus groups and survey data collection. The focus group setting will allow for in-depth discussion of personal experiences with barriers related to diabetes self-management behaviors. Gathering data from survey instruments will allow for analyses of socio-demographics, psychosocial and comorbid chronic conditions that may contribute to poor diabetes control.
For information about participating in the study contact: Melawhy Garcia at Melawhy.Garcia@csulb.edu
Melawhy Garcia, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Science
Co-Director, Center for Latino