Blood glucose and participation in yoga/health education by Yaquis with type II diabetes
AuthorGreenwood, Kim Anderson
AdvisorMay, Kathleen M.
Committee ChairMay, Kathleen M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to compare the relationship between blood glucose, blood pressure, weight, and participation in a 12 week low impact yoga/health education class by Yaquis (N = 11) with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. The Neuman Systems Model was the conceptual framework for this study. The data analysis addressed the difference in each of the measures before and after the yoga/health education class intervention. These measures included glycosylated hemoglobin, mean one week finger stick blood glucose levels, mean arterial pressure, and weight of the participants completing the prescribed course. Results revealed a statistically significant drop in mean one week finger stick blood glucose levels. No significant change was found in measures of glycosylated hemoglobin, mean arterial pressure, or weight. Prevalence of diabetes in the Yaqui population is high, requiring maximum use of Yaqui Health Department resources. This study provides a background for decisions on allocation of Yaqui Health funds.
Degree ProgramGraduate College