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Sí Se Puede Con Diabetes Aplicación Móvil Program Proposal

Heller, Julia (2022) Sí Se Puede Con Diabetes Aplicación Móvil Program Proposal. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The prevalence of diabetes is increasing worldwide, indicating a serious public health crisis. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of mortality in the world. The public health significance of diabetes is that type 2 diabetes is considered a pandemic. Mexico has one of the highest prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the world. Reducing individuals’ blood glucose levels and improving diabetes management is critical for improving quality life. Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is a patient-person centered management framework. It is associated with improved diabetes knowledge and self-education behaviors, decreased blood glucose levels, lower self-reported weight, improved quality of life, and reduced healthcare costs. The Sí Se Puede Con Diabetes Aplicación Móvil pilot program aims to create a clinic-based diabetes self-management education and support mobile application (app) for patients with type 2 diabetes at Clinica Especializada en Diabetes in Mexico City, Mexico. The intention of the project is to replicate culturally sensitive DSMES mobile apps that provides interactive and user friendly supplemental self-management content at all clinics in Mexico City.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Heller, Juliajuh57@pitt.edujuh57
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis advisorTerry, Martha Annmaterry@pitt.edumaterryUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberKökten Finkel, Mügemfinkel@pitt.edumfinkelUNSPECIFIED
Date: 17 May 2022
Date Type: Completion
Submission Date: 11 April 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 54
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetes, type 2 diabetes, T2D, diabetes self-management, mobile app
Date Deposited: 17 May 2022 15:52
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 15:52


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