Communicating health risk information to Hispanic patients with type 2 diabetes using computer technology

The Foundation's initiative, Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change, was designed to use research and evaluation to test hypothetical solutions for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care settings and actual disparity reduction outcomes in ongoing programs.Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are under treated in Latino-Hispanic persons with type 2 diabetes. This project will evaluate utilization of an individually tailored, tablet computer-based, multimedia presentation designed for a low-literacy audience that informs patients about their own CVD risk and facilitates dialogue between patients and providers regarding possible strategies to reduce CVD risk. The intervention will be tested in primary care clinics and with a Spanish-speaking population. This study will evaluate the effect of the intervention on therapeutic intensification in the treatment of CVD risk factors and on surrogate clinical outcomes [HbA1c, systolic blood pressure (SBP), lipid levels and smoking status], health-related quality of life, medication adherence, and patient and physician satisfaction.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $256,835.00

Awarded on: 4/10/2008

Time frame: 5/1/2008 - 4/30/2011

Grant Number: 64257


Indiana University School of Medicine

Fairbanks Hall
340 West 10th Street, Suite 6200
Indianapolis, 46202-3082


Paris Roach
Project Director