Health Promotion and Quality of Life Among Mothers of Preadolescents in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Chile: A Multi-National Focused Ethnographic Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149020
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Presentation
Title:
Health Promotion and Quality of Life Among Mothers of Preadolescents in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Chile: A Multi-National Focused Ethnographic Study
Abstract:
Health Promotion and Quality of Life Among Mothers of Preadolescents in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Chile: A Multi-National Focused Ethnographic Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Olson, Joanne K., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alberta
Title:Professor & Assistant Dean
Co-Authors:Alberta Catherine Y. Pasco, RN, PhD; Vera Radünz, RN, PhD; Alicia del Carmen Ludueña, ; Julia Huaiquian Silva,
The drug phenomenon is a major health challenge worldwide. Multinational research approaches are needed to make progress on this significant challenge to health. In 2003 ? 2004, nurse researchers from four countries collaborated through an ?*International Research Capacity-Building Program for Nurses to Study the Drug Phenomenon in the Americas? to study the drug phenomenon. Preadolescence (ages 9 ? 13) is a vulnerable time when mothers continue to play a significant role in the lives of their youth. A purposive sample of 50 mothers in four countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Chile) was used for this ethnographic study. Data were obtained using interviews, genograms, and photography and analyzed thematically. We asked mothers to describe a ?good quality of life? and how they try to achieve that ?good life? for themselves and their families, especially in terms of protecting their children from societal risks such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence. This presentation includes individual site findings and patterns of similarities and differences across cultures. In Argentina, for example, risk behaviours include contact with older, adolescent children, school dissertation, ?being in cyber space?, and ?being in the street?. Health was viewed as being without problems or sickness as well as a healthy family life that includes playful activities with children, having a pet or particular toys, doing well at school, having friends, feeling affection for one another, and appreciating religious beliefs. Maternal practices that influenced the choices of preadolescent children included offering security, communication, and practical help. Findings from this study can frame future research, guide policy makers to build effective health promotion interventions for preadolescents, and improve nursing practice and education across several cultural settings. *Funding was provided by the Organization of American States (OAS) through the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), the Government of Canada, and the University of Alberta.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Promotion and Quality of Life Among Mothers of Preadolescents in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Chile: A Multi-National Focused Ethnographic Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149020-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Promotion and Quality of Life Among Mothers of Preadolescents in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Chile: A Multi-National Focused Ethnographic Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Olson, Joanne K., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alberta</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor &amp; Assistant Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">joanne.olson@ualberta.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Alberta Catherine Y. Pasco, RN, PhD; Vera Rad&uuml;nz, RN, PhD; Alicia del Carmen Ludue&ntilde;a, ; Julia Huaiquian Silva,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The drug phenomenon is a major health challenge worldwide. Multinational research approaches are needed to make progress on this significant challenge to health. In 2003 ? 2004, nurse researchers from four countries collaborated through an ?*International Research Capacity-Building Program for Nurses to Study the Drug Phenomenon in the Americas? to study the drug phenomenon. Preadolescence (ages 9 ? 13) is a vulnerable time when mothers continue to play a significant role in the lives of their youth. A purposive sample of 50 mothers in four countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Chile) was used for this ethnographic study. Data were obtained using interviews, genograms, and photography and analyzed thematically. We asked mothers to describe a ?good quality of life? and how they try to achieve that ?good life? for themselves and their families, especially in terms of protecting their children from societal risks such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence. This presentation includes individual site findings and patterns of similarities and differences across cultures. In Argentina, for example, risk behaviours include contact with older, adolescent children, school dissertation, ?being in cyber space?, and ?being in the street?. Health was viewed as being without problems or sickness as well as a healthy family life that includes playful activities with children, having a pet or particular toys, doing well at school, having friends, feeling affection for one another, and appreciating religious beliefs. Maternal practices that influenced the choices of preadolescent children included offering security, communication, and practical help. Findings from this study can frame future research, guide policy makers to build effective health promotion interventions for preadolescents, and improve nursing practice and education across several cultural settings. *Funding was provided by the Organization of American States (OAS) through the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), the Government of Canada, and the University of Alberta.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:54:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:54:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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