Evaluating Social Factors in Diabetes Management by Mexican American Ethnicity

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Differences in Mexican American ethnicity, family and friend social support, and importance of diabetes self-management as related to diabetes management in the older adult population were evaluated with the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) 2003 Diabetes Study. Comparisons were made between Mexican Americans with Type II diabetes and similar non-Hispanic Caucasian and African American individuals with Type II diabetes. Neither family/friend social support nor importance of diabetes self-management were significant predictors of HbA1c levels. Results did not support the idea that perception of receiving support from family/friends or placing importance on diabetes self-management covaried with lower HbAlc level (family/friend: beta = -.13, t = -1.47, p = .143; self management: beta = .08, t = .55, p = .584).

Creator(s): Huerta, Serina
Creation Date: December 2010
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2010
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Differences in Mexican American ethnicity, family and friend social support, and importance of diabetes self-management as related to diabetes management in the older adult population were evaluated with the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) 2003 Diabetes Study. Comparisons were made between Mexican Americans with Type II diabetes and similar non-Hispanic Caucasian and African American individuals with Type II diabetes. Neither family/friend social support nor importance of diabetes self-management were significant predictors of HbA1c levels. Results did not support the idea that perception of receiving support from family/friends or placing importance on diabetes self-management covaried with lower HbAlc level (family/friend: beta = -.13, t = -1.47, p = .143; self management: beta = .08, t = .55, p = .584).

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Psychology
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v, 42 p.

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Keyword(s): Diabetes management | type II diabetes | social support | Mexican American
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  • OCLC: 731714819 |
  • UNTCAT: b4006702 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc33167
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Huerta, Serina
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