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Maritza Perez

Start Date

17-8-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

17-8-2018 11:30 AM

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Abstract

Background: Hispanic women have a higher rate of diabetes and complications and their management needs to be improved. It is important to have a better understanding of this populations attitudes and beliefs to better tailor prevention and management of type 2 diabetes efforts.

Objectives: The purpose of this literature review was to examine literature to date, which describes Hispanic women’s beliefs and attitudes surrounding their type 2 diabetes.

Method: An integrative literature design was performed using the databases CINAHL, PubMed, and Psychinfo. The search terms included diabetes, diabetes type 2, Hispanic, Latina, women, beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions.

Results: There were four major common beliefs and attitudes which influence the management of type 2 diabetes among Hispanic women. Those included family support, social support, balance (between portion control and favorite meals) and fear. Family support was the most important indicator and it included the women’s children and husband.

Conclusion: These beliefs and attitudes identified in this review can affect the prevention, treatment, and management around diabetes and will support further research for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in Hispanic women.

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Aug 17th, 10:00 AM Aug 17th, 11:30 AM

Hispanic Women’s Beliefs and Attitudes Around Type 2 Diabetes: 
An Integrative Literature Review

Abstract

Background: Hispanic women have a higher rate of diabetes and complications and their management needs to be improved. It is important to have a better understanding of this populations attitudes and beliefs to better tailor prevention and management of type 2 diabetes efforts.

Objectives: The purpose of this literature review was to examine literature to date, which describes Hispanic women’s beliefs and attitudes surrounding their type 2 diabetes.

Method: An integrative literature design was performed using the databases CINAHL, PubMed, and Psychinfo. The search terms included diabetes, diabetes type 2, Hispanic, Latina, women, beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions.

Results: There were four major common beliefs and attitudes which influence the management of type 2 diabetes among Hispanic women. Those included family support, social support, balance (between portion control and favorite meals) and fear. Family support was the most important indicator and it included the women’s children and husband.

Conclusion: These beliefs and attitudes identified in this review can affect the prevention, treatment, and management around diabetes and will support further research for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in Hispanic women.

 

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