An Adolescent-mediated Intervention to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Management in Pacific Islander Families

Status: Recruiting
Location: See location...
Intervention Type: Behavioral
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

The goal of this project is to test the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of an adolescent-mediated intervention designed to improve the glycemic control and self-care practices of a parent/grandparent. The preliminary impact of the intervention on adult glycemic control (HbA1c) and self-care behaviors, as well as adolescent risk factors, will be explored with the goal of informing future programs that can be scaled to reduce diabetes burden and eliminate health disparities among at risk, ethnic minority groups.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 14
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

• Adolescent

• 14-17 years of age

• Samoan ethnicity

• Shares a household with a parent, legal guardian, or grandparent with type II diabetes

• Willing and able to consent to participation

• Able to participate in group sessions after school or on Saturday mornings

• Adult

• Samoan ethnicity

• Diagnosed with type II diabetes at least 12 months prior to study enrollment

• HbA1c >= 6.5%

• Prescribed medication (tablets or insulin) to control their diabetes

• Willing and able to consent to participation

• Willing and able to consent to adolescent's participation

Other Locations
American Samoa
OLaGA Research Center
Pago Pago
Contact Information
Nicola L Hawley, PhD
+1 203 737 7176
Time Frame
Start Date: July 7, 2022
Estimated Completion Date: February 28, 2024
Target number of participants: 340
Experimental: Diabetes Intervention
Active Comparator: Leadership & Life Skills
Nicola L Hawley
Leads: Yale University
Collaborators: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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