Weight management in African-Americans using church-based community interventions to prevent Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Thompson, Elizabeth, Berry, Diane and Nasir, Laura (2009) Weight management in African-Americans using church-based community interventions to prevent Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 20 (1). p. 59. ISSN 0885-6028

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Abstract

The purpose of this literature review was to examine the utilization of church-based interventions designed for African-Americans in the community for the management of overweight and obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. PubMed, CINAHL, and Google scholar were searched using the following key search terms: type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, prevention, management, African-Americans, Blacks, weight loss, weight management, church-based interventions, community interventions, faith-based interventions, and prayer. Sixteen primary studies were located and six met inclusion criteria. The studies were separated into two categories: faith-placed interventions or collaborative interventions. The overall results demonstrated significant weight loss ranging from 2.3 (SD = 4.1) pounds to 10.1 (SD = 10.3) pounds post-intervention. Further research is needed to understand interventions that are church-based and culturally sensitive for African-Americans. Weight management is important in order to decrease the morbidity and mortality related to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the African-American population.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2014 13:43
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 11:57
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/916

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