Perceived Risk of Developing Diabetes in the General Population and Asian Americans: Systematic Review

Angelina Phuong Uyen Nguyen, Lois J. Loescher, Marylyn Morris McEwen

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Introduction: The purpose of this systematic review was to explore perceived diabetes risk with foci on prediabetic persons and Asian Americans. Persons with prediabetes and of Asian descent are at higher risk for developing diabetes, but little is known about their perceived diabetes risk. Method: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guided this systematic review. Electronic searches were conducted in three databases. The authors conducted eligibility determination, data extraction, synthesis, and evaluation. Twelve articles were selected. Results: Key findings include (1) limited studies including Asian populations, (2) a low percentage of persons in the general population with moderate to high levels of perceived diabetes risk, (3) a lack of congruency between actual and perceived diabetes risk in the general population, and (4) no interventions effectively changing the level of perceived diabetes risk. Discussion: More studies regarding perceived diabetes risk are needed, especially with a focus on Asian Americans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-201
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020


  • Asian Americans
  • developing diabetes
  • perceived risk
  • prediabetes
  • risk perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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