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Description/Abstract

This brief is about whether peer mentoring and financial incentives given to African American veterans with diabetes improves their glucose levels. In policy and practice, African American veterans should join peer mentoring programs to help them control their diabetes and consult with their physician about peer mentoring; the VHA should create a peer mentoring program for veterans with diabetes to help with diabetes management. Suggestions for future research include using a larger, more diverse sample, looking at how the peer mentoring helps veterans, and looking at the ways in which veterans lowered their glucose levels in addition to taking part in the peer mentoring program.

Original Citation

Long, J. A., Jahnle, E. C., Richardson, D. M., Loewenstein, G., & Volpp, K. G. (2012). Peer mentoring and financial incentives to improve glucose control in African American veterans: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 156(6), 416–424. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-156-6-201203200-00004

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Medicine and Health Sciences | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Health issues, Veterans, African American veterans, Diabetes, Diabetes management, Peer mentoring, Finances, Financial incentives

Subject

African American veterans; Diabetes; Peer teaching; Finance, Personal

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 11-8-2013

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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