Published on in Vol 2, No 2 (2014): Jul-Dec

Diabetes Island: Preliminary Impact of a Virtual World Self-Care Educational Intervention for African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Island: Preliminary Impact of a Virtual World Self-Care Educational Intervention for African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Island: Preliminary Impact of a Virtual World Self-Care Educational Intervention for African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes

Laurie Ruggiero 1, PhD;  Ada Moadsiri 1, MPH, DrPH;  Lauretta T Quinn 2, RN, PhD;  Barth B Riley 3, PhD;  Kirstie K Danielson 4, PhD;  Colleen Monahan 5, DC, MPH;  Valerie A Bangs 1, BA;  Ben S Gerber 1, 6, 7, MD, MPH

1 Institute for Health Research and Policy and Division of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

2 College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

3 College of Nursing, Department of Health Systems Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

4 Division of Transplant Surgery, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

5 Center for Advancement of Distance Education, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

6 Jesse Brown VA Medical Center , Chicago, IL, US

7 College of Medicine , University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

Corresponding Author:

  • Laurie Ruggiero, PhD
  • Institute for Health Research and Policy and Division of Community Health Sciences
  • School of Public Health
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Institute for Health Research and Policy
  • 1747 W Roosevelt Road (MC 275)
  • Chicago, IL
  • US
  • Phone: 1 312-413-9825
  • Email: lruggier@uic.edu