Diabetes-Related Knowledge Among Middle-Aged African American Women in North Texas
Dr. Victor Akhidenor
The book is rooted from the idea that Blacks/African American women are more susceptible to suffering from Type-II diabetes; and are unable to manage the disease effectively. My study was to explore why Blacks/African American women are not able to manage the disease compared to other demography. Prior research had indicated that Blacks/African American women are disproportionately affected by diabetes and have a higher incident of diabetes related complications. In the course of my investigation, I discovered that this population are denied access to affordable quality healthcare services and Medicaid insurance. During the studies, data were collected from among the demographic groups from churches, clinics, public libraries, city halls and other public places. Over one hundred and twenty participants responded to the survey questionnaire on Survey Monkey platform. The relationship between self-care efficacy and self-care knowledge, self-care efficacy and self-care management, self-care knowledge and self-care management were tested. The result indicated a moderate correlation, but statistically significantly relationship among the variable.