IN BRIEF Type 2 diabetes has been labeled an epidemic in many American Indian communities. Thus, identifying factors that improve medication adherence for American Indian patients is crucial. We found significant and positive relationships among patient-centered care, medication adherence, and diabetes empowerment. In addition, diabetes empowerment partially mediated the relationship between patient-centered care and medication adherence.
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The Maawaji’ idi-oog Mino-ayaawin (Gathering for Health) study is a community-based participatory re search collaboration between the University of Minnesota (UMN) and five Anishinabe (Ojibwe) communi ties in the upper Midwest region of the United States. The project is supported by resolutions from each tribal government. Community Research Councils composed of tribal members and health care providers at each site are active research partners. All study procedures were reviewed and approved by the UMN and national Indian Health Service institutional review boards.