University of Southern California
University of Southern California


Diabetes Self-Management Lifestyle Intervention for Urban Minority Young Adults

Principal Investigator: Beth Pyatak PhD, OTR/L, CDCES, FAOTA
Mentors: Anne Peters; Donna Spruijt-Metz; Robin Whittemore

July 2014 to April 2018 | Total funding $456,312

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) (K01DK099202) $456,312

This three-year mentored career development award pilot-tested an innovative individually tailored, community-based intervention, Resilient, Empowered, Active Living with Diabetes (REAL), targeting underserved minority young adults with poorly-controlled diabetes. Study outcomes included glycemic control, diabetes self-care behaviors and quality of life, as well as potential intervention mediators. Additionally, a rigorous process evaluation was executed to evaluate intervention implementation and study procedures. It is anticipated that findings from this pilot study will be used to inform a large-scale randomized controlled trial of the REAL intervention. NCT02214641