Evaluating dietary knowledge and barriers to self-management of type 2 diabetes in rural Kentucky: Cross-sectional interview survey

Ashrafzadeh, S. and Tohidi, H. and Nasseh, K. (2017) Evaluating dietary knowledge and barriers to self-management of type 2 diabetes in rural Kentucky: Cross-sectional interview survey. SAGE Open, 7 (4).

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Abstract

To determine the challenges that residents of rural Kentucky face regarding diabetes self-management and to identify methods that may promote diabetes management based on a population’s needs, semistructured questionnaires were used to interview 71 adults with diabetes (40 food pantry customers and 31 grocery store customers). Although 70.1 reported following healthy diets, only 43.3 could correctly choose between pairs of healthy/unhealthy food options. Only 21 of food pantry customers (assumed low-income participants) ate healthy. Lower income participants had a 7.79 times greater chance of having a family history of diabetes and had lower perception of having proper weight than grocery store customer participants (p =.036). Of all participants, 85.5 were motivated to manage their diabetes through diet, and 73.8 were interested in attending free healthy cooking classes. Participants who believed that diet is important in controlling diabetes revealed greater interest in attending cooking classes (p =.017). To promote healthy diets, offering free healthy cooking classes may be an effective way of communication with patients with diabetes from lower socioeconomic and educational status. © The Author(s) 2017.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Nasseh, K.; Academic Complex 133, 1906 College Heights Blvd, United States; email: Kianoosh.Nasseh510@topper.wku.edu
Uncontrolled Keywords: Appalachia Diabetes self-management Healthy cooking classes Low socioeconomic status Rural Eastern Kentucky
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
WK Endocrine System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib3 lib3
Date Deposited: 18 May 2020 04:45
Last Modified: 18 May 2020 04:45
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/16751

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