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.
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
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
Health issues, Veterans, African American veterans, Diabetes, Diabetes management, Peer mentoring, Finances, Financial incentives
African American veterans; Diabetes; Peer teaching; Finance, Personal
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Peer Mentoring and Financial Incentives to Improve Glucose Control in African American Veterans"" (2013). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 297.
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