Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 2, P315-327 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0030 View full text
Kathie Culhane-Pera, Kevin A. Peterson, A. Lauren Crain, Bruce A. (Bruce Arthur) Center, Mayseng Lee, Bee Her, Tely Xiong

Abstract: Hmong refugees with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) have poor glycemic control. For Hmong adults with DM2, group visits were instituted at a community health center and evaluated for their influence on diabetes management. Pre- and postintervention measures of physical health, mental health, and behavior were collected on 39 participants (64% participation rate). Baseline characteristics and clinical outcomes of 39 group visit participants were compared with 22 Hmong DM2 adults who refused to participate and 21…

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