Multiple-behavior-change interventions for women with type 2 diabetes

Manuel Barrera, Deborah J. Toobert, Lisa A. Strycker, Diego Osuna, Diane K. King, Russell E. Glasgow

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Abstract

As part of comprehensive clinical care for people with diabetes, there is a need for multifaceted interventions that address the primary lifestyle factors that contribute to women's type 2 diabetes and place them at elevated risk for heart disease. The Mediterranean Lifestyle Program (MLP) demonstrated that a multiple-behavior-change intervention focusing on diet, exercise, stress management, and social support had beneficial effects on biological, behavioral, and psychosocial outcomes within the first 2 years of the program. A cultural adaptation of MLP, ¡Viva Bien!, partially replicated those effects when it was extended to Latina women recruited from a large health maintenance organization and a community health center. Both projects indicated that refinements are warranted to increase the sustainability of intervention effects and the feasibility of dissemination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalDiabetes Spectrum
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Barrera, M., Toobert, D. J., Strycker, L. A., Osuna, D., King, D. K., & Glasgow, R. E. (2011). Multiple-behavior-change interventions for women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum, 24(2), 75-80. https://doi.org/10.2337/diaspect.24.2.75