Culture, Psychological Processes, and Type 2 Diabetes

The purpose of this research is to examine the influence of cultural beliefs about type 2 diabetes on psychological factors and treatment adherence among culturally diverse patients with type 2 diabetes. This research utilizes a recently validated cultural instrument that was developed based on the mixed-methods cultural research approach to instrument development. HbA1c and adherence to the diabetes diet and exercise plan are examined within the context of socio-structural factors, cultural beliefs, diabetes self-efficacy, and diabetes distress.

Project Faculty

Dr. Patricia Flynn

Dr. Hector Betancourt

Students: Albert Ly, Connor Nance