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PURPOSE: To describe Mexican American mothers' and youths' explanatory models of promoting health and preventing diabetes in 12-14 year olds. DESIGN AND METHODS: In this descriptive study, interviews produced mothers' (n= 21) and adolescents' (n= 20) explanatory models. RESULTS: Mothers' and youths' views of causes of diabetes were mostly concordant with the biomedical model. They saw shared responsibility for health promotion and prevention. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Mothers and youths want help to promote health and prevent diabetes. Providers can apply explanatory models in interventions.
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