The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

5129.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 1:42 PM

Abstract #63447

Developing diabetes educational materials that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs)

Elisa Wong, BA1, Melinda D. Martin, BS2, Nina Lynn Agbayani, BSN, RN2, and Jeffrey Caballero, MPH2. (1) Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Orgranizations, 439 23rd Street, Oakland, CA 94612, 510.272.9536,, (2) Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, 439 - 23rd Street, Oakland, CA 94612

One of the objectives of the AAPCHO’s BALANCE Program for Diabetes is to increase the availability of high-quality diabetes educational materials in various AAPI languages. Through a review of existing diabetes educational materials for AAPIs and input from advisory members, the National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP’s) 7 Guiding Principles was identified as a useful brochure covering general information about diabetes management. The content of this brochure was modified and translated in Chinese, Korean, Samoan, Tagalog and Vietnamese. AAPCHO worked with a team of three translators for each of the five languages, to translate from English into the AAPI language, to back translate to ensure that the content meaning was preserved, and to edit the translation. The materials then went through the process of revising and proofreading. A teleconference with the translators and project coordinator was held to discuss and finalize changes. A graphic designer typeset and developed the design and graphics for the brochure. The material was then field-tested by the target population to ensure that the materials were accurate, effective and appropriate. To increase accessibility of the diabetes educational materials, the materials will be linked to AAPCHO’s web site so that providers and people with diabetes may download them easily, in the language that they need.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The Importance of Cultural Competency in the Classroom and in Healthcare

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA