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J Hum Behav Soc Environ. 2010;20(6):808-826.

The Limits of Self-Management: Community and Health Care System Barriers Among Latinos With Diabetes.

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  • 1Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

Although numerous studies examine diabetes self-care, few regard ecological framework correlates such as community and institutional level factors as fundamental for understanding diabetes management for Latinos. This article addresses the dearth of research that exists regarding social contextual forces and diabetes management for Latinos. Given the scarcity of research on this topic, studies of non-Latino groups were reviewed to illustrate the importance of community and institutional influences on diabetes care. Consideration of fundamental correlates within the ecological framework may better discern the underlying rationale for inadequate diabetes self-management for individuals who live in impoverished communities.

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21686047
PMCID:
PMC3114450
DOI:
10.1080/10911351003765967
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