Journal article

Cultural adaptation of a peer-led lifestyle intervention program for diabetes prevention in India: the Kerala diabetes prevention program (K-DPP)

Elezebeth Mathews, Emma Thomas, Pilvikki Absetz, Fabrizio D'Esposito, Zahra Aziz, Sajitha Balachandran, Meena Daivadanam, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan, Brian Oldenburg

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is now one of the leading causes of disease-related deaths globally. India has the world's second largest number of individuals living with diabetes. Lifestyle change has been proven to be an effective means by which to reduce risk of T2DM and a number of "real world" diabetes prevention trials have been undertaken in high income countries. However, systematic efforts to adapt such interventions for T2DM prevention in low- and middle-income countries have been very limited to date. This research-to-action gap is now widely recognised as a major challenge to the prevention and control of diabetes. Reducing the gap is associated with reductions in mo..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia


Awarded by Asian Collaboration for Excellence in Non-Communicable Disease (ASCEND) program - Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Awarded by FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER


Funding Acknowledgements

The Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia (Project Grant ID 1005324). The NHMRC had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript preparation or publication decision. Elezebeth Mathews is supported by the Asian Collaboration for Excellence in Non-Communicable Disease (ASCEND) program (http://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/research-groups/centre-for-health-equity/non-communicable-diseaseunit/ascend-research-network-program) funded by the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), under award number: D43T008332.