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Community Based Participatory Research With Immigrant Chinese With Diabetes

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
University of San Francisco
Donaldina Cameron House
North East Medical Services
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2009
Last updated: October 29, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
The proposed project is part of a program of research to improve management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) through a community-academic partnership that addresses cultural factors in disease management. Specific aims are to: 1. Strengthen a community-academic partnership with the immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to improve diabetes management; 2. Adapt and test a behavioral diabetes intervention, Coping Skills Training, to addresses family and cultural issues in immigrant Chinese patients with T2DM; and 3. Disseminate the adapted Coping Skills Training Program findings via the community-academic partnership to the immigrant Chinese American community through service programs, ethnic media, and professional/scientific publications. A mixed-methods CBPR approach will be used to interpretively adapt a behavioral intervention to be culturally appropriate, and test its efficacy using a repeated measures design. Two historically significant social service and health agencies serving immigrant Chinese in San Francisco are collaborating with this nurse-led interdisciplinary research team.

Condition Intervention
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Behavioral: Chinese Coping Skills Training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Community Based Participatory Research With Immigrant Chinese With Type 2 Diabetes: Adapting and Testing Coping Skills Training.

Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diabetes Self Efficacy [ Time Frame: 16 weeks post treatment-as compared with the delayed-treatment phase. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Diabetes Specific Conflict [ Time Frame: 16 weeks post treatment as compared with the delayed treatment phase ]

Enrollment: 148
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Chinese Coping Skills Training
    Six-week group behavioral intervention: Chinese Coping Skills Training
Detailed Description:
The goal of the culturally adapted Chinese Coping Skills Training (CCST) is to increase immigrant Chinese patients' skills and mastery in diabetes management by identifying and diminishing non-constructive coping responses to difficult social situations, while expanding the repertoire of positive coping responses and disease management behaviors. The CCST comprises a series of six small-group sessions focused on the topics of social problem solving, communication skills, cognitive behavior modification and conflict resolution. It also includes a review of basic diabetes management information.

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus,
  • Treated with insulin, oral medications and/or diet and exercise,
  • Self-identify as Chinese American or Chinese,
  • Identify a family member (spouse, child, sibling or other person identified as family) with whom participant lives or has at least weekly contact, who is involved in care of diabetes.
  • First-generation immigrant ie. foreign-born, first generation to arrive in the U.S. from any source country

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Cannot read or write Chinese
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00833677

United States, California
School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
University of San Francisco
Donaldina Cameron House
North East Medical Services
Principal Investigator: Catherine Chesla, DNS University of California, San Francisco