Skip to main content
Developing Effective Diabetes Programming for Black Men.
Global Qualitative Nursing Reserach
  • Tera R. Hurt, Iowa State University
  • Asania H. Seawell, Pacific University (Oregon)
  • Margaret C. Shirley, Iowa State University
Document Type
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
The purpose of this study is to obtain feedback from 20 men on developing effective programming to reduce the impact of diabetes (t2dm) among Black men. Three focus groups were convened in Des Moines, Iowa. Men were recruited, all either diagnosed with t2dm (n = 10), pre-diabetic (n = 1), or experienced t2dm through family and friends (n = 9). The results highlighted themes related to t2dm knowledge, masculinity, and behavioral health; gender-centered diabetes management education; and family support and functioning. Men provided recommendations for program format and content, desirable facilitator characteristics, and whether to include spouses/partners, relatives, and friends. These results provide guidance and ideas to nurses wishing to enhance t2dm education and patient outcomes for Black men.

This article is from Global Qualitative Nursing Research, Jan-Dec 2015; 2; 1-9. Doi: 10.1177/2333393615610576. Posted with permission.

This Open Access article is distributed under a CC BY License which permits use of the work without further permission provided the original work is fully attributed.
Copyright Owner
The Author(s) 2015
File Format
Citation Information
Tera R. Hurt, Asania H. Seawell and Margaret C. Shirley. "Developing Effective Diabetes Programming for Black Men." Global Qualitative Nursing Reserach Vol. 2 (2015) p. 1 - 9
Available at: