Peer-led and Telehealth Interventions for Diabetes Prevention in Maracaibo, Venezuela (LT10-342)
Last update: 19/04/2017
September 1, 2011 - January 31, 2016
Main Institution :
Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela)
Other institution :
Principal investigator :
Other investigator :
H.Florez; V.Stepenka; E.Ryder
Amount allocated :
Best practices for prevention of diabetes are known but not fully implemented in community settings of developing countries. Venezuela has a high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and is undergoing profound socio-economic changes that may increase the burden of these diseases.
We propose using feasible and cost-effective peer-led interventions, enhanced by a telehealth social network, to further expand the successful pilot experience of Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) implementation in Maracaibo, Venezuela. These interventions, implemented in a culturally-sensitive way are expected to have multiplicative effects in the community and public health settings in Venezuela and other Latin American countries.
19th Congreso Venezolano de Medicina Interna, Caracas (Venezuela), May 2013
Social construction about diabetes and prediabetes in persons that attend a healthcare center in Maracaibo-Venezuela, Revista Internacional de Salud, Bienestar y Sociedad 1(2):59-70