Understanding the Dietary Habits of Black Men With Diabetes

Academic Article


  • Diabetes is highly prevalent in black men. To provide nurse practitioners with practice strategies, we explored black men's perceived needs for dietary health and diabetes self-management using the social cognitive theory. Twenty-five black men participated in 4 focus groups. The data were analyzed using a combination of inductive/deductive content analysis approach. Focus group analysis identified personal, behavioral, and environmental barriers to and facilitators for diabetes self-management. Nurse practitioners may need to provide extra emotional support in the absence of informal social support from families for diabetes self-management and dietary health in black men with diabetes.
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    Author List

  • Lee LT; Jung SE; Bowen PG; Clay OJ; Locher JL; Cherrington AL
  • Start Page

  • 365
  • End Page

  • 369
  • Volume

  • 15
  • Issue

  • 5