Factors associated with health-related behaviors in Latinos with or at risk of diabetes

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe the types of health problems identified using the Omaha System and the relationship between those health problems for persons of Mexican origin (N = 56) who have or are at risk of diabetes and who reside at the U.S.-Mexico border. Sixty-four percent of the participants were diagnosed with diabetes; the majority (69%) with type 2. Three hundred and seventy-two problems were identified; the mean number of problems per participant was 6.6 (SD = 3.9). The most frequently identified problems were related to: income (71%), social contact (52%), communicating with community resources (50%), and nutrition (50%). Twenty-four significant correlations are reported; findings are discussed within the context of undocumentedness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-152
Number of pages10
JournalHispanic Healthcare International
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Mexican immigrants
  • Omaha System
  • U.S.-Mexico border

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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