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Fam Community Health. 2011 Oct-Dec;34(4):280-90. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e31822b5359.

Developing a family-based diabetes program for Latino immigrants: do men and women face the same barriers?

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Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1717 11th Ave S, MT624, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA. cherrington@uab.edu

Abstract

This study examined barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-management among Latino immigrants with diabetes and whether similarities and differences were observed by gender. Eight focus groups were conducted with 24 women and 21 men Latinos; four focus groups involved women only and four involved men only. Themes were identified using a combined deductive/inductive approach and an iterative process of consensus coding. Gender similarities and differences emerged. Barriers to self-management were primarily social for the women, whereas for men, structural aspects related to work were prominent. Interventions aimed at improving diabetes self-management among US Latino immigrants should consider tailored approaches to help men and women overcome distinct barriers.

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10.1097/FCH.0b013e31822b5359
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