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Personal and cultural influences on diabetes self-care behaviors among older Hispanics born in the U. S. and Mexico

TitlePersonal and cultural influences on diabetes self-care behaviors among older Hispanics born in the U. S. and Mexico
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMier, N, Smith, MLee, Carrillo-Zuniga, G, Wang, X, Garza, N, Ory, MG
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority HealthJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume14
Pagination1052-1062
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number1557-1912<br/>1573-3629
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2012-30855-020
Keywords*Diabetes, *Health Behavior, *Self Care Skills, Culture (Anthropological), Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older), Mexico US, personal indicators, cultural influences, diabetes, self care behavior, Hispanic, health indicators, Personality Traits, Physical & Somatoform & Psychogenic Disorders [3290], Promotion & Maintenance of Health & Wellness [3365]
AbstractOlder Hispanics are disproportionately affected by diabetes, but little is known about predictors of diabetes self-care among this group. This study compared the magnitude of three self-care behaviors (diet, physical activity (PA), and glucose monitoring) among older Hispanics with type 2 diabetes born in the United States (n = 59) to those born in Mexico (n = 179), and investigated the influence of personal and health indicators on each self-care behavior. Findings were based on data drawn from convenience sample data collected with a questionnaire. Self-care behaviors were moderately practiced (39.5-45.8 %) with no significant differences by nativity. Mexico-born seniors were less linguistically acculturated (P