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Access to Healthcare Issues Related to Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in Rural Washington State

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Title:Access to Healthcare Issues Related to Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in Rural Washington State
Authors:Titus, Sharon
Keywords:Access to Care
Type 2 Diabetes
Date Issued:Dec 2016
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2016]
Abstract:Background. Hispanic Americans experience many access-to-care issues and are twice as likely as
non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, little is known of their unique access issues related to T2D.
Purpose. To conduct an exploratory study about perceptions of access-to-care issues of Latinas with
T2D in Walla Walla, Washington.
Sample. Sixteen Latina women with T2D residing in Walla Walla, Washington were recruited and
interviewed. This was a purposive sample using “snowball technique.” Sample included Latina immigrants, between 18 and over 60 years old, who had diabetes on average 9.31 years (SD=9.98 years), are U.S. citizens (46.2%), lived in the U.S. for an average of 27 years (SD=12.52 years), and worked part–time (33.3%).
Setting. Two local churches in Walla Walla, Washington, and one home setting.
Method/Design. This was a Community–Based Participatory Research (CBPR) descriptive qualitative study using focus groups. A total of three focus group discussions were conducted using a semi-structured interview guide. Data were collected through the triangulation of observations,
field notes, and interviews. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and conventional content
analysis. Member check was used to validate data.
Results. Six main themes, nine categories, and 19 subcategories emerged from the five core
questions using conventional content analysis. Implications for future research include the need to
address gender-based studies, impact of work outside the home, and role of acculturation in management of T2D among Latinas who live in rural communities.
Description:Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2016.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections: Ph.D. - Nursing

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