Geographic and Social Factors Associated With Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Participation: Going the “Extra-Mile” for Disease Prevention
ORIGINAL RESEARCH — Volume 16 — March 7, 2019
Workshops and participants are clustered primarily in urban counties and around the following cities: Chicago, Rockford, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, St. Louis, and Carbondale. A few workshops and participants are found in several rural counties, some in northwestern Illinois, in western Illinois, and in southeastern Illinois.
Location of workshop sites for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and the Diabetes Self-Management Program and distribution of participants’ home addresses by rural and urban counties in Illinois during 2016–2017. We used the dot-density function to indicate the correct number of participants per county while protecting information on participants’ exact residential locations. Data sources: Illinois Pathways to Health (19), US Census Bureau (20).
Simple slopes describing the association between the distance in miles between a participant’s home address to a workshop site and the number of program sessions completed among from adults aged 50 or older in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program or the Diabetes Self-Management Program in Illinois during 2016–2017. We used a participant’s home address and criteria from the US Census Bureau’s Office of Management and Budget (13,14) to determine whether the participant lived in a rural county or an urban county. Abbreviation: SE, standard error.
|Distance Between Participant’s Home Address and Workshop Site, Miles||Participant’s County of Residence, No. of Sessions Completed|
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