August, K. J. and Sorkin, D. H.
This study examined the sources and frequency of, and dietary behavioral responses to, health-related social support and control in a racially/ethnically diverse sample of 1,361 adults with type 2 diabetes. Spouses were the most frequently reported sources of support/control for all racial/ethnic groups examined. Mexican Americans and Vietnamese Americans received more support/control compared to non-Hispanic whites. All types of social involvement were associated with good dietary behavior for Mexican Americans, whereas only support was associated with good dietary behavior for non-Hispanic whites. The findings underscore the importance of considering racial/ethnic differences in examining social network members’ involvement in chronic disease management.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||social support, health-related social control, type 2 diabetes, chronic disease management, race/ethnicity|
|Subjects:||Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes|
Research > studies
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|Date Deposited:||02 Aug 2011 10:56|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2011 10:56|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2959|
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