Implementation and evaluation of a low health literacy and culturally sensitive diabetes education program.

@article{Swavely2014ImplementationAE,
  title={Implementation and evaluation of a low health literacy and culturally sensitive diabetes education program.},
  author={Deborah Swavely and Allison A Vorderstrasse and Edgardo Maldonado and Sherrine M Eid and Jeff Etchason},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  year={2014},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          16-23
        }
}
Low health literacy is more prevalent in persons with limited education, members of ethnic minorities, and those who speak English as a second language, and is associated with multiple adverse diabetes-related health outcomes. This study examined the effectiveness of a low health literacy and culturally sensitive diabetes education program for economically and socially disadvantaged adult patients with type 2 diabetes. A pre-post prospective study design was used to examine outcomes over 12… CONTINUE READING

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