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Unformatted text preview: http://tde.sagepub.com/ The Diabetes Educator http://tde.sagepub.com/content/36/2/258 The online version of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.1177/0145721709358462 2010 36: 258 originally published online 26 January 2010 The Diabetes Educator Pamela A. Martyn-Nemeth, Gail A. Vitale and Debra R. Cowger A Culturally Focused Exercise Program in Hispanic Adults With Type 2 Diabetes : A Pilot Study Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: American Association of Diabetes Educators can be found at: The Diabetes Educator Additional services and information for http://tde.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://tde.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: at BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV on September 13, 2010 tde.sagepub.com Downloaded from The Diabetes EDUCATOR 258 Volume 36, Number 2, March/April 2010 A Culturally Focused Exercise Program in Hispanic Adults With Type 2 Diabetes A Pilot Study Purpose The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the feasi- bility and effectiveness of a community-based, culturally focused, exercise program for adults in the Hispanic community with type 2 diabetes. Methods A pretest/posttest design using a culturally designed exercise program through dance was used. A total of 19 Mexican American men and women (39 to 64 years of age) with type 2 diabetes were recruited. Mean prepro- gram and postprogram differences were examined in hemoglobin A1C, lipid panel, body mass index (BMI), and psychological well-being. Results Feasibility was demonstrated by exceeding our recruit- ment goal and achieving an 84% completion rate and 75% attendance rate for the exercise sessions. Mean hemoglobin A1C, lipids, and psychological well-being demonstrated trends toward improvement from the beginning of the program to the end. BMI remained unchanged. Physical activity increased and all partici- pants met the physical activity goals from the national physical activity guidelines for Americans by the end of the program. Pamela A. Martyn-Nemeth, PhD, RN Gail A. Vitale, MS, RN, GCNS-BC Debra R. Cowger, RN From Lewis University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Romeoville, Illinois (Dr Martyn-Nemeth, Ms Vitale); the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Martyn-Nemeth); and the Will Grundy Medical Clinic, Joliet, Illinois (Ms Cowger). Correspondence to Pamela A. Martyn-Nemeth, PhD, RN, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Lewis University, One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois, 60446 (email@example.com). Acknowledgments: Pamela Martyn-Nemeth and Gail Vitale received funding for this study from Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc, and Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, (Upsilon Epsilon Chapter of Lewis University) for the purchase of supplies and support for the exercise program. No salary support was provided. No products were discussed or program....
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