Improving Culturally-Based Diet among Hispanic Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at Clinical Amistad
AuthorPaguio, Chantel Therese B.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractBackground: Culture is an important aspect when managing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and plays significant role in determining dietary patterns. Evidence supports increased patient empowerment and motivation of diet modification when healthcare providers provide cultural humility and offer cultural tailored nutrition-based intervention. Purpose: Improve nutritional and dietary choices among Hispanic adults with T2DM by incorporating culturally based tailored strategies. Approach Methods: This project utilized a 1-group pretest-posttest design at baseline and at the patient’s follow up visit. An evidenced based education session on culturally-based diet including portion sizes and alternative options were presented to the participants. Results/Conclusion: The participants showed increased adherence to decreasing portion sizes and modification to their diet after culturally based education. The project highlighted the importance of acknowledging cultural aspect for diet modification when it comes to T2DM management.
Degree ProgramGraduate College