Campus Units

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

52

Issue

5

First Page

5RIB5

Abstract

An Extension diabetes program (DP) was revised for Latinos; however, participation was limited. Factors influencing low participation rates were examined. Five Latinos interested in the DP participated in a focus group discussion. Transcripts were analyzed for themes. Preferred education programs were multi-session, local, group classes led by an engaging teacher during the summer. Participants learned of the DP through friends and Extension; preferred marketing strategies were Spanish radio, local health clinics, and Spanish-print media. Attendance barriers included scheduling conflicts. Limited use of culturally preferred marketing and scheduling conflicts were likely barriers. Culturally appropriate programs should use culturally preferred marketing strategies to be successful.

Comments

This article is published as Francis, S.L., Noterman, A.*, Litchfield, R. Factors influencing Latino participation in community-based diabetes education. Journal of Extension (online), 52(5), Article 5RIB5.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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