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Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102(3):486-90. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300381. Epub 2012 Jan 19.

Understanding barriers to and facilitators of diabetes control and prevention in the New York City Bangladeshi community: a mixed-methods approach.

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New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and NYU Center for Study of Asian American Health, New York, NY, USA. nadia.islam@nyumc.org

Abstract

We have reported results from the formative stage of a community health worker intervention designed to improve diabetes management among Bangladeshi patients in New York City. Trained community health workers conducted focus groups (n = 47) and surveys (n = 169) with Bangladeshi individuals recruited from community locations. Results indicated that participants faced numerous barriers to care, had high rates of limited English proficiency, and had low levels of knowledge about diabetes. Most participants expressed interest in participating in a community health worker intervention.

PMID:
22390512
PMCID:
PMC3327415
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2011.300381
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