Feasibility of Motivational Interviewing and Physical Activity Counseling Sessions for Improving Physical Activity Self-Management for Latina Women Either at Risk for or Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Patricia D. Soderlund, Gail W. Stuart, Martina Mueller, Janet York, Cristina M. Lopez

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Abstract

Introduction: Latinas have a greater chance of dying from diabetes than non-Latina Whites. As a population group, the literature has shown that Latinas do not meet physical activity (PA) guidelines. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a patient-centered counseling method that promotes self-efficacy for behavior change. The purpose of the study was to examine the feasibility of using MI/PA counseling for self-management of type 2 diabetes mellitus with Latinas. Methods: Latinas (n = 12) were recruited from an occupational program in Southern California. Two MI and PA sessions were conducted over 2 months. Feasibility measures included recruitment, retention, protocol adherence, and attrition. Impact outcomes included PA, PA stage of change, and waist circumference. Results: Participants attended all sessions and completed all questionnaires. Half progressed into a later stage of change for PA. Discussion: Results suggest MI and PA counseling is feasible for improving PA with Latinas at risk/diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-460
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Latinas
  • motivational interviewing
  • physical activity
  • type 2 diabetes

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  • Journal Article

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