Principal Investigator: Chivon A. Mingo, Ph.D., Gerontology Institute
Co-Investigators/Mentors: Matthew Gayman, Ph.D., Georgia State University, Department of Sociology
Holley Wilkin, Ph.D., Georgia State University, Department of Communication
John Steward, MPH, Georgia State University, School of Public Health
This study is supported by Georgia State University Gerontology Institute
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.