The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Utilization Among Older Community-Dwelling African Americans in the Atlanta Region
Principal Investigator: Chivon A. Mingo, Ph.D., Gerontology Institute
Co-Investigators/Mentors: Tamara A. Baker, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Department of Psychology
This study is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging and the Michigan Center for Urban African American Research
Type: Sub-award (5P30AG015281)
Principal Investigator: James S. Jackson, Ph.D., Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D.
The long-term goal of this research is to identify, reduce, and eventually eliminate barriers to optimal chronic disease management regardless of age, race, gender, social and economic status or disease state. The primary objectives to achieve this goal are two-fold: to elucidate existing barriers to participation in a disease management program/intervention, and to generate data to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and appropriateness of the CDSMP among older African Americans.
This research aims to;
- To determine the facilitators and barriers to participating in the CDSMP by older African Americans not connected to the Aging Services Network.
- To determine preferences for CDSMP intervention content, structure, and delivery among older African Americans not connected to the Aging Network.
- To evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and appropriateness of delivering the CDSMP using faith-based organizations in the Atlanta region.
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