“Building a Healthy Temple: a Diabetes Self-management Support Program in Hispanic Faith Community Settings”
The present study proposes to test the effectiveness of the Building a Healthy Temple: Diabetes Self-Management Support Program (BHT DSMS), a rendition of the Stanford DSMP in a spiritual context for the Hispanic faith community members. Using a holistic approach through integrating spiritual and physical health, BHT translates the Stanford DSMP in a way that may result in lasting behavior changes and improved diabetes outcomes for Hispanics with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
Behavioral - Faith-Based (FB, BHT DSMS)
BHT DSMS Intervention components include Health Sermon and a 6-session Health Bible Study with cooking demonstrations, followed by the Stanford DSMP and a Diabetes Resource Seminar. All intervention activities are implemented by trained church lay leaders.
Faith-Placed (FP, Stanford DSMP)
Standard Stanford DSMP delivered by health professional
Building a Healthy Temple: a Diabetes Self-management Support Program in Hispanic Faith Community Settings