Applying the social ecological theory to Type 2 diabetes prevention and management

Robin Whittemore, Gail D.Eramo Melkus, Margaret Grey

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Abstract

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have become major public health problems in the United States. Community health nurses, with expertise in preventive health care, have the potential to play a vital role in addressing these significant health issues. The purposes of this article are to identify current challenges related to obesity and Type 2 diabetes and to present the social ecological theory as a framework for the expansion of the reach of diabetes prevention and management that is relevant to community health nurses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-99
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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