Stories for Change: Digital Storytelling for Diabetes Self-Management Among Somali Adults


About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of a digital storytelling intervention derived through a community based participatory research (CBPR) approach on self-management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) among Somali adults. 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self-identifies as Somali.
  • Between 18 and 75 years of age.
  • Receives primary care at Mayo Clinic ECH.
  • Visited the primary care site at least once in the least twelve months.
  • Intention to continue receiving care at the clinic for the next six months.
  • Diagnosis of T2D in medical record.
  • T2D diagnosis for six months or longer.
  • Most recent hemoglobin A1c ≥ 8%.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not eligible if someone in the same household is participating in the study.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jane Njeru, M.B., Ch.B.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Kiley Lantz

(507) 293-2215

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