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OBJECTIVE This study sought to evaluate the feasibility of a pilot, dyad-based lifestyle intervention, the Unidas por la Vida program, for improving weight loss and dietary intake among high-risk Mexican American mothers who have Type 2 diabetes and their overweight/obese adult daughters. METHOD Mother-daughter dyads (N = 89) were recruited from two(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There are few reports of systematic international physician development programs to create family medicine as a new specialty in a developing nation. This paper describes the process and outcomes of a large-scale effort to initiate new family medicine training through the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) using a(More)
This online diary study investigated how motives interact with goal pursuit to predict daily autobiographical experiences. Participants (N =141) completed measures of implicit and explicit achievement, provided daily memories and reports of their goal pursuit during a three-week diary period. A stronger implicit achievement motive at the onset of the study(More)
BACKGROUND Attributes of effective precepting of pre-clerkship medical students in community settings are not adequately described. As part of preceptor needs assessment, we conducted site visits over three consecutive years. We also measured the preceptorships' educational quality, using students' post-rotation data, to identify priority areas for faculty(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes self-management education (DSME) improves glycemic control and health outcomes in patients with diabetes. OBJECTIVE A process evaluation of a two-year pilot intervention examined the feasibility and acceptability of undergraduate volunteers as Patient Partners to foster DSME participation among the underserved.Design setting, and(More)
Unidas por la Vida, a behavioral weight-loss program, was developed for use among low-income, Mexican-American women with diabetes and their overweight/obese adult daughters. The program leverages community resources in a partnership between primary care and community-based organizations. This paper describes the program's implementation, lessons learned,(More)
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