Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
With high incidence of type 2 diabetes in indigenous populations and limited access to health care, an accessible computer web-site may prove to be a convenient substitute or supplement to disease control. Focus groups with Lakota tribe members were consulted for creation of a culturally sensitive web-site. This interactive web-site was used to determine if control of type 2 diabetes mellitus could be improved with consistent record keeping of exercise, diet, cultural activities, and social activities. This study examines and interprets baseline and follow-up hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) data for significance, as well as the exercise, diet, cultural activities, and social activities recorded by participants. The mean HbA1c change of the control group increased significantly more when compared with both intervention groups (P=0.025), suggesting that the program was successful in reducing HbA1c.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Diabetes -- Computer network resources
Dakota Indians -- Diseases
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Robertson, Carrie Elisabeth, "Control of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus using Interactive Internet Based Support on a Lakota Reservation" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 98.