Graduation Date


Document Type

Senior Thesis


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Primary Major


Primary Minor

General Psychology

Program Director

Andrea Boyle, PhD, FNAP

Thesis Advisor

Patricia Harris, PhD, RN



Type II Diabetes is a concerning global health issue and must be addressed. Given the unfortunate risks of T2D in the Filipino populations, prevention efforts must begin in this select population. There is strong empirical support for utilizing lifestyle interventions such as nutrition and physical exercise to prevent these diseases in adults; but it is not clear whether the same holds true for Filipino populations.


This thesis examines lifestyle management efforts such as weight reduction, family support, nutrition changes, and physical activity to prevent type 2 diabetes in Filipino-Americans.


The methods of the thesis will present a literature review of primary research relating to preventative measures to decrease risk of T2D in the Filipino population. This paper will also include articles from the National Library of Medicine, randomized control trials, cohort studies, and nursing peer-reviewed journals to supplement content for Type II Diabetes lifestyle prevention. Also, the proposal will analyze which interventions benefit the two control groups through a T-test. It will analyze the pre and post outcomes of each lifestyle intervention.

Keywords: Diabetes, Risk factors, Lifestyle interventions, Filipino

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