Culturally appropriate health education for Type 2 diabetes in ethnic minority groups

October 1, 2015

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: 7 Sept 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This updated Cochrane Review incorporates new information from recent randomized controlled trials on culturally appropriate diabetes health education interventions.

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Effectiveness of culture specific care

April 7, 2012

Title: South Asian cultural concepts in diabetes

Source: NursingTimes.net

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: South Asian people are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Nurses need to understand cultural issues to provide individually tailored care.

Length of publication: Not known

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Ethnic minority populations living with diabetes

March 7, 2012

Title: Patient access to healthcare services and optimisation of self-management for ethnic minority populations living with diabetes: a systematic review

Source: Health and Social Care in the Community (2012) 20(1), 1–19

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Date of publication: January 2012 (published online April 2011)

In a nutshell: This systematic review highlights barriers and patient access and self management of diabetest in ethnic minority people with low literacy levels. It reccommends a whole systems approach including sociocultural factors could improve access and adherence to self-management.

Acknowledgements: HMIC

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Culturally appropriate health education for Type 2 diabetes in ethnic minority groups

August 9, 2010

Source:  Diabet. Med. 27, 613–623 (2010)

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic and narrative review of randomized controlled trials looked at ethnic minority groups living in high- and upper-middle-income countries.  The authors concluded that culturally appropriate health education was more effective than ‘usual’ health education in improving HbA1c and knowledge in the short to medium term.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Cultural perspectives of interventions for managing diabetes and asthma in children and adolescents from ethnic minority groups

July 7, 2010

Source: Child: Care, Health and Development. June 2010 [Early View ahead of print]

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Ethnic groups are at risk for poorer quality of life and increased disease complications when compared with non-ethnic counterparts living in the same country. There is little known about how culture is addressed in interventions developed for ethnic groups. The aim of this paper is to systematically review the cultural perspectives of interventions for managing diabetes and asthma in children, adolescents and/or their families from ethnic minority groups.

Length of publication: 1 page online

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Acknowledgement: The Improvement Network