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A Review Exploring Acculturation and Type 2 Diabetes in Spanish-Speaking Populations.

Authors
  • Miller De Rutté, Alyssia M1
  • Barrie, Amanda2
  • 1 Department of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA.
  • 2 Department of Biology, The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2022
Volume
20
Issue
2
Pages
133–146
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/15404153211037022
PMID: 34493108
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
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Abstract

Acculturation to the United States has been previously studied in Spanish-speaking populations, but little is known about the potential relationship between acculturation and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The purpose of this review was to explore the relationship between acculturation and T2DM in Spanish-speaking populations in the United States. Selected studies collected from a review of literature were analyzed by population, ethnicity, acculturation scale, and significance. Thirty-two eligible articles showed conflicting data between the effects of acculturation on T2DM. Overall, studies yielded inconclusive results on the significance of the relationship between acculturation and diabetes in Spanish-speaking populations, which merit further investigation.

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