Methods for the Cultural Adaptation of a Diabetes Lifestyle Intervention for Latinas: An Illustrative Project

Diego Osuna, Manuel Barrera, Lisa A. Strycker, Deborah J. Toobert, Russell E. Glasgow, Cristy R. Geno, Fabio Almeida, Malena Perdomo, Diane King, Alyssa Tinley Doty

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Abstract

Because Latinas experience a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes and its complications, there is an urgent need to reach them with interventions that promote healthful lifestyles. This article illustrates a sequential approach that took an effective multiple-risk-factor behavior-change program and adapted it for Latinas with type 2 diabetes. Adaptation stages include (a) information gathering from literature and focus groups, (b) preliminary adaptation design, and (c) preliminary adaptation test. In this third stage, a pilot study finds that participants were highly satisfied with the intervention and showed improvement across diverse outcomes. Key implications for applications include the importance of a model for guiding cultural adaptations, and the value of procedures for obtaining continuous feedback from staff and participants during the preliminary adaptation test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalHealth promotion practice
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Latinas
  • cultural adaptation
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • lifestyle
  • self-management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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    Osuna, D., Barrera, M., Strycker, L. A., Toobert, D. J., Glasgow, R. E., Geno, C. R., Almeida, F., Perdomo, M., King, D., & Doty, A. T. (2011). Methods for the Cultural Adaptation of a Diabetes Lifestyle Intervention for Latinas: An Illustrative Project. Health promotion practice, 12(3), 341-348. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839909343279