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Religious Faith and Diabetes Health Beliefs in a Homeless Population

A Qualitative Study

Lew, Kelley Newlin; Arbuah, Nancy; Nguyen, Thuy

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000655
Feature: research/mission

ABSTRACT: This participatory action research project explored the perspectives and challenges of homeless persons living with, or at risk for, type 2 diabetes. Because these persons were sheltered in and served by a church, their perspectives provide understanding about how religious faith may influence diabetes self-management.

Kelley Newlin Lew, DNSc, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs. Her research interests include religion, spirituality, diabetes prevention, and self-management education.

Nancy Arbuah, MSN, RN, is an adjunct clinical professor at the New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York, New York.

Thuy Nguyen, MPH, is the program and evaluation coordinator at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, located at the Maryland Department of Health.

Dr. Newlin Lew received grant funding from NIH F32 NR010043. The other authors declare no conflict of interest.

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