Phase 2 study consisted of 300 White/Caucasian participants aged between 20 and 39 years old.
Completed Phase 1 of the PreDiabetes Screening Project with 1,200 East and South Asians. All project contents and procedures from this Phase 1 project are carried forward into Phase 2 above.
This study consisted of 2 phases (Year 1 and Year 2). Year 1 had two objectives and the following outcomes: First, it produced a literature review on diabetes risk assessment tools and culturally-appropriate lifestyle modification programs. Second, it generated reports and recommendations from data collected at focus groups and surveys (including on-line surveys) with health care providers, as well as members of at-risk communities.
The findings from Year 1 helped develop a facilitators manual and prediabetes lifestyle modification program curriculum in English, Punjabi and Chinese.
The program has been pilot-tested in the community and an evaluation of the pilot programs have been completed.
This is the predecessor of the current project PreDiabetes and Diabetes Screening Project. Between 2008 and 2010, the Public Health Agency of Canada validated the CANRISK questionnaire with adults aged between 40 and 74 years old in different parts of Canada, including British Columbia. Vancouver was one of the sites. One of the outcomes was the launch of the CANRISK on November 14, 2011.