Donna-Marie Palakiko

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OBJECTIVE Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NHs/PIs) have a high obesity prevalence compared to other ethnic groups. We examined socio-demographic, behavioral, and biological factors related to ≥3% weight loss in 100 overweight/obese NHs/PIs who completed a lifestyle intervention. DESIGN AND METHODS Data were from 56 Native Hawaiians, 22(More)
Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders experience a high prevalence of overweight/obesity. The Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Intervention (DPP-LI) was translated into a 3-month community-based intervention to benefit these populations. The weight loss and other clinical and behavioral outcomes of the translated DPP-LI and the socio-demographic,(More)
Native Hawaiians bear a disproportionate burden of type-2 diabetes and related complications compared to all other groups in Hawai'i (e.g., Whites, Japanese, Korean). Distrust in these communities is a significant barrier to participation in epigenetic research studies seeking to better understand disease processes. The purpose of this paper is to describe(More)
Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NH/PI; e.g., Samoan and Chuukese) have higher type 2 diabetes prevalence compared to other groups in Hawai'i. Partners in Care (PIC), a culturally tailored, community-based, diabetes self-management education intervention (DSME), is effective at improving participants' glycemic control and self-care behaviors.(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the perspectives of community participants about engaging in community-based participatory research, and then to use the information to develop a model to depict the community participants' perceptions of interfacing with academic researchers. METHOD A diverse group of Native Hawaiian community-dwelling participants engaged in(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data have been collected on cancer in Native Hawaiian communities, although Native Hawaiians tend to have higher cancer mortality rates than other ethnic groups in Hawaii. OBJECTIVES We sought to describe the community-based participatory research (CBPR) process used to deliver a culturally tailored protocol, combining traditional(More)
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