Publication Date

Spring 4-7-2022

Project Category

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PSQI)

Faculty Mentor

Jim Bailey, MD, MPH

Document Type



African Americans are disproportionately affected by obesity-associated diabetes compared to their White counterparts. While social determinants of health may contribute to their poor health outcomes, studies have shown that pragmatic primary care-based interventions can be effective in improving the management of obesity-associated diabetes. The Management of Diabetes in Everyday Life (MODEL) is a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness trial of three approaches (health coaching, text-messaging, and enhanced usual care) to supporting medically underserved African American patients with uncontrolled diabetes in improving their self-care decisions. The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of the MODEL program participation on the lived experience and quality of life of MODEL program participants. This study seeks to understand the patients’ stories and how their lived experience, quality of life, and health has changed because of their participation in the MODEL program.