Pathway to health (PATH: 健康新路): A lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes (ST12-019)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Yuci District, Jinzhong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China
    Topic :
    Duration :
    July 1, 2012 - December 1, 2014
    Main Institution :
    Shanxi Evergreen Service (China)
    Other institution :
    Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas at San Antonio (USA)
    Principal investigator :
    Mark Strand
    Other investigator :
    Zenong Yin; Meizi He; Henry Lynn; Judith Lee Perry
    Amount allocated :
    USD 65,000
    Objectives :
    In response to the recent surge of type 2 diabetes in China, the team proposed to test the feasibility of a 9-month lifestyle intervention, Pathway to Health (PATH; 健康新路), to reduce risks for diabetes in Chinese women. Based on the successful U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program, the China Da Qing Diabetes Prevention Study, and the accumulative work of the research team, PATH is built upon the infrastructure of recently restructured Chinese healthcare system and has great potential for generalization and sustainability in China, if proven successful. The proposed study was conducted in Yuci, Shanxi Province, China.


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