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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

2013

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Health and Nutritional Sciences

First Advisor

Kendra K. Kattelmann

Keywords

Native Americans, Cultural Competence, Diabetes Mellitus, Medicine Wheel, Web-Based Learning

Abstract

This study provides a formative evaluation of a culturally specific web-based tool “The Medicine Wheel for Carbohydrate Counting.” This web-based educational tool reflects Native American culture and values, primarily of the Native Americans of the Northern Plains. In-depth interviews from ten adult Native Americans with a diagnosis of diabetes were interviewed of semi-structured open-ended questions were utilized to evaluate this tool. The in-depth interviews were conducted to inquire for overall perception of usefulness, ease of use, and understandability. Interviews were transcribed verbatim using Grounded Theory. Future work can incorporate feedback and create a tool that may better engage the Native population to control and help reduce risk for diabetes and diabetes related complications.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Indians of North America -- Nutrition
Diabetes -- Diet therapy
Diabetics -- Education

Description

Includes bibliographical references.

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

55

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
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