Factors Associated With Diet and Exercise Among Overweight and Obese Older Hispanics With Diabetes

Nelda Mier, Matthew Lee Smith, Xiaohui Wang, Samuel D. Towne, Genny Carrillo, Norma Garza, Marcia G. Ory

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Abstract

Understanding personal and family support factors influencing lifestyles among older overweight and obese Hispanics with type 2 diabetes is critical for enhancing disease management. A survey was administered to 115 respondents recruited using convenience sampling. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed for analyses. More than two thirds of participants have never received diabetes education. Family support was significantly associated with diet. Gender, marital status, and education were associated with exercise. Diabetes education was associated with both diet and exercise. Family-based diabetes education in community settings may be an effective strategy for promoting healthy behaviors among older overweight/obese Hispanics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAGE Open
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • aging
  • community health
  • diabetes
  • disparity
  • Hispanics
  • obese

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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