Diabetes-Associated Risk Factors

Food and Dietary Acculturation and Diabetes-Associated Risk Factors Among Immigrants and Refugees (2019-2020)

Principal Investigator: Proscovia Nabunya, PhD

Study Aims: This study will target immigrants and refugees from eastern
Africa, who have lived in the US within the past 10 years. This study aims to explore the multi-level facilitators and barriers associated with food and dietary acculturation patterns. It also aims to explore diabetes-related knowledge, beliefs and prevention attitudes. The ultimate goal is to develop culturally appropriate interventions that target risk factors associated with diabetes.

Study Design: Data will be collected via focus group discussions and in-depth
interviews with immigrants and refugees living in St. Louis within the past 10 years, community leaders, and a service provider from the International Institute of St. Louis. Focus group discussions will be conducted with individuals (n= 3 groups, n=21 participants), in-depth interviews 5 will be conducted with community leaders (n=4), and a service provider (n=1) from the International Institute of St. Louis