Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are leading causes of morbidity and mortality among US Latinas. Family history is increasingly used to determine risk for these chronic, multifactorial diseases and to direct prevention interventions. This article provides a brief review on family history screening for CVD and T2D risk identification and presents the results of a pilot study to translate and evaluate the use of a family history tool for Spanish-speaking Latinas. Implications for the use of family history screening to guide CVD and T2D prevention interventions with Latinas are discussed.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Nursing Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jun 2011|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was funded by an internal grant from the University of Kentucky , Lexington, KY. The translation and evaluation of the Spanish-language family history questions from the Family Healthware tool was conducted as part of a collaborative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Family history
- Type 2 diabetes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nursing (all)