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

Academic Article


  • 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. Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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    Author List

  • Cherrington A; Ayala GX; Scarinci I; Corbie-Smith G
  • Start Page

  • 280
  • End Page

  • 290
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 4