Date of Award

Spring 2014

Degree Type

Professional Project - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Public Service

Department

College of Professional Studies

First Advisor

Ronald C. Benner

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the effectiveness of diabetes prevention programs. The researcher conducted interview-based research of eight professionals in the field to ask their opinions about their type 2 diabetes prevention programs and the success and failures associated with them. The participants are professionals who are involved with the design, administration, and/or the delivery of a type 2 diabetes prevention programs in a healthcare setting, a community-based setting, or a school-based setting. Common themes were analyzed after the interviews were transcribed and coded. Results of this study support other research relating to the success of community-based type 2 diabetes prevention programs and confirms the success of healthcare based and school-based programs in their own right. Information obtained from this study may serve as a validation that community-based organizations have higher efficacy and are better suited to disseminate a type 2 diabetes prevention programs on a large national scale.

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