Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Emotional and Physical Impact of Insulin Usage Among Latinx: Mexican Americans
by Garcia Tovar, Maria, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2020, 56; 27831246
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to examine how physical and mental health conditions are associated with insulin intake among Latinx adults. This study was based on a quantitative study of 696 Latinx adults who reside in the state of California. Data were retrieved from the 2017 Adult California Health Interview Survey.  The sample consisted of 55.2% female and 44.8% males. The majority were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (n = 564; 81.0%) and reported being overweight or obese (n = 594; 85.3%). Emotional conditions measured were depression and hopelessness. The significant findings the study showed are associations between heart disease, diabetes type, age first told has diabetes, diabetes management plan development with a medical provider, and BMI with insulin intake. In an integrated health setting, these factors are important to keep in mind to close the gap between physical and mental health.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Kim, Mimi, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/2(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Mental health
Keywords: Diabetes, Insulin, Integrated health, Mexican, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Publication Number: 27831246
ISBN: 9798664746969
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