Type 2 Diabetes Among Latinas

These findings also show that the association between type-2 diabetes and food insecurity in this population are due to certain mechanisms including physical activity, dietary intake, SES, obesity and cigarette smoking but negative association with meal skipping and alcohol drinking.This model also showed less significant association of Latina’s depressive symptoms, BMI, nutritional knowledge, interaction, education, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation, marital status, and access to car and cigarette smoking to likelihood of getting type-2 diabetes. Latinas with High depression levels and those with low nutritional knowledge also had high food insecurity and those who were food secure had good nutritional knowledge as well as low depressions and were not participating in SNAP. The findings also showed that depression scores increased with increasing severity of food security with scores of 14.7 for food security, 24.2 low food security and 28.2 for very low food security (Fitzgerald et al, 2011).Fitzgerald et al’s Food insecurity is related to increased risk of type 2 diabetes among Latinas focused on examining the relationship between food security and type-2 diabetes among Latino Americans. While the investigators clearly outline the aim of the study, they have not stated clearly what the problem is as well as the hypothesis. In this kind of study, it is important to outline the epidemiological problem that warrants the investigation. As stated by Melnyk amp. Fineout-Overholt (2011), a clear research question is important since it provides the researcher with direction so as to focus on specific answers to the research question. Gerrishet al (2011) also noted that a clear statement of the epidemiological problem should clearly state the condition, population of interest, the comparison or control, the population of interest, intervention and the outcome measure

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