Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Examine participant dropout, undiagnosed diabetes and undiagnosed prediabetes in a chronic disease prevention education program
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Xiaohui Wang
Dr. Santanu Chakraborty
Dr. Darrin Rogers
There were 2768 participants enrolled in a chronic disease prevention education program. Survey and health measurements were obtained at three time points. We examine potential factors that might contribute to participant dropout, undiagnosed diabetes and undiagnosed prediabetes respectively. Logistic regression was used to examine the association between participant dropout and predictors, and to compare the odds of being undiagnosed with diabetes and prediabetes. We found that the potential predictors for participant dropout included age, employment, insurance, diabetes, self-reported health status, session type, program duration and curriculum. Factors affecting undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes were age, self-reported health status birth country, limited by problems, family history of diabetes, baseline BMI and fruit and vegetable intake. This research is informative to prevent the participant dropout from prevention education program and reduce rates of undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes on the U.S.-Mexico border.
University of Texas-Pan American
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