Diabetes is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in aboriginal Canadians. This and other chronic diseases are related to a changing lifestyle. Increasing physical activity levels and eating a diet that is low in fat and sugar and high in fiber are parts of improving lifestyle.
Ho LS*, Gittelsohn J, Harris SB, and Ford E. (2006) “Development of an integrated diabetes prevention program with First Nations in Canada,” Health Promotion International, Jun;21(2):88-97.
Rosecrans AM*, Gittelsohn J, Ho LS*, Harris S, Nagshbandi M, Sharma S, (2007) “Process Evaluation of a Multi-institutional Community-based Program for Diabetes Prevention among First Nations,” Health Education Research, Jul 26; [Epub ahead of print].
Sharma S, Cao X, Gittelsohn J, Ho LS*, Ford E, Rosecrans A*, Hanley A, Zinman B. (2007) “Dietary intake and development of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire for a lifestyle intervention to reduce risk of chronic diseases in Canadian First Nations.” Public Health Nutrition, Dec 7:1-10 [Epub ahead of print].
Ho LS, Gittelsohn J, Rimal R, Treuth M, Sharma S, Rosecrans A, Harris SB, (2008) “An integrated multi-institutional diabetes prevention program improves knowledge and healthy food acquisition in northwestern Ontario First Nations,” Health Education and Behavior, May 2. [Epub ahead of print]
Ho LS*, Gittelsohn J, Sharma S, Cao X, Treuth M, Rimal R, Harris SB (2008). “Food related behavior, physical activity, and dietary intake in First Nations – a population at high risk for diabetes,” Ethnicity and Health, Sep;13(4):335-49.
Kumar M, GittelsohnJ, HoLS*, RosecransA*, RimalR, HarrisSB, SharmaS, “Exposure to components of a diabetes risk behavior prevention program associated with improvements in psychosocial and dietary factors and body mass index,” (Manuscript submitted to Health Promotion International, March 2008).
Ho LS, Gittelsohn J, Rosecrans A, Sharma S, McGinnis M and Harris S. “Understanding variability in participation: Context and stakeholder roles in a First Nations diabetes prevention program” (under review Social Science and Medicine).
If you would like the data collection forms please email Joel Gittelsohn.