Kelley H Newlin

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Culturally competent care for African Americans requires sensitivity to spirituality as a component of the cultural context. To foster understanding, measurement, and delivery of the spiritual component of culturally competent care, this article presents an evolutionary concept analysis of African-American spirituality. The analysis is based on a sample of(More)
Non-traditional avenues, such as faith-based organizations (FBOs), must be explored to expand delivery of diabetes self-management education (DSME) to benefit Black Americans with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The purpose of this study was to methodologically review the faith-based health promotion literature relevant to Blacks with T2D. A total of 14 intervention(More)
The aim of this paper is to report the current state of research for Faith community Nursing (FCN), reviewing the related research literature dating back to 1993. Over 20 years old, the practice of FCN is a maturing specialty practice that links religious communities and health through professional nursing, but no review of research literature is published.(More)
Church communities are increasingly recognized as promising venues to reach African Americans regarding health matters. The church has been a pillar of strength and empowerment in the African American community since slavery, acting as the center for education, business, political activism, and religious exhortation.1 Because church pastors are respected(More)
The purpose of this pilot study was to explore the relationships between spiritual well-being emotional distress, HbA1c values, and blood pressure levels in a convenience sample of 22 Black women with type 2 diabetes. Results revealed significant inverse correlations between diastolic blood pressure (BP) and both total spiritual well-being (r=-.51, P=.02)(More)
The purpose of this integrative review was to examine the literature on culturally relevant healthcare interventions, and their effect on health outcomes, in an attempt to determine whether culture matters in the context of healthcare delivery. Research literature on culturally relevant interventions from the past 20 years was reviewed using computerized(More)
PURPOSE To highlight the therapeutic promise of the incretin hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), the consequent rationale for therapies acting through GLP-1-mediated pathways in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and the emerging clinical role of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists. DATA SOURCES The PubMed database(More)
This report describes four diverse programs of community-engaged research, all of which demonstrated positive health outcomes. Three of the programs were focused on communities of people with diabetes, and one program targeted at-risk young families raising infants and young children. Brief descriptions of each research study and outcomes are presented as(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose was to describe (a) individuals' reasons for participating in cognitive screening and (b) reasons to pursue testing after screening across 4 ethnic groups: African American, Afro-Caribbean, European American, and Hispanic American. METHODS Prior to memory screening, 119 adults were interviewed regarding their thoughts about memory(More)
BACKGROUND Although religion and spirituality are prominent in the lives of Black women with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), there is little research on the relationships of religion and spirituality to glycemic control (GC) in this population. OBJECTIVE To examine the relations of religion and spirituality to GC. METHODS Using a cross-sectional, descriptive,(More)