Understanding barriers to and facilitators of diabetes control and prevention in the New York City Bangladeshi community: A mixed-methods approach

Nadia Shilpi Islam, Darius Tandon, Runi Mukherji, Michael Tanner, Krittika Ghosh, Gulnahar Alam, Mamnunal Haq, Mariano Jose Rey, Chau Trinh-Shevrin

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Abstract

We have reported results from the formative stage of a community health worker intervention designed to improve diabetes management among Bangladeshi patients in New York City. Trained community health workers conducted focus groups (n=47) and surveys (n=169) with Bangladeshi individuals recruited from community locations. Results indicated that participants faced numerous barriers to care, had high rates of limited English proficiency, and had low levels of knowledge about diabetes. Most participants expressed interest in participating in a community health worker intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-490
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume102
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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