Authors: Julie A Wagner, Angela Bermúdez-Millán, Thomas E Buckley, Orfeu M Buxton, Richard S Feinn, Sengly Kong, Theanvy Kuoch, Mary F Scully
This study investigated the impact of three CHW interventions for diabetes prevention among Cambodian-Americans with depression. Results found that compared to the other interventions, patients participating in the “Eat, Walk, Sleep” and medication therapy management sessions with CHW-pharmacist teams showed a significant decrease in hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) and a trend for reduced inflammation and stress hormones. This finding suggests CHW-pharmacist teams can decrease biological (HbA1c) and behavioral (depressive symptoms) risk for people with type 2 diabetes.The authors conclude that a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary model implemented by CHWs that incorporates medication therapy management may be beneficial to minority, immigrant, refugee groups and other groups with high rates of depression.
Resource Type: Research
Region: North America (U.S. and Canada)
Country: United States of America