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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152468
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Capacity of Novice Researchers for Reducing Health Disparities
Abstract:
Building Capacity of Novice Researchers for Reducing Health Disparities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Horner, Sharon, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Texas at Austin
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Lynn Rew, EdD; Mary Hoke, PhD, RN
As one of 8 partnership centers (P20) funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Southwest Partnership Center (SWPC) is a collaborative endeavor between The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and New Mexico State University Department of Nursing. The SWPC purpose is to mentor novice researchers in building their capacity to conduct health promotion (HP) research to address health disparities of low-income, rural dwelling Mexican-Americans and American Indians. The HP model has three primary components. The first component involves assessment of predisposing risk factors and barriers that contribute to health disparities. The second component focuses on interventions designed to increase personal resources. The third component is evaluation of health outcomes. To date, 14 pilot studies have been funded by SWPC and 6 are complete. Several pilot studies focused on the assessment of risk and barriers (component 1) including exploring (a) the health beliefs of Mexican American adolescents and their parents about personal risks for diabetes; (b) health beliefs and personal practices for managing diabetes among American Indians; (c) barriers to care for Mexican American women?s depression; (d) the association between childhood abuse history and adolescents? parenting behaviors; and (e) mid-life Mexican American women?s barriers and resources that influence eating behaviors. Pilot intervention studies (component 2) include increasing exercise motivation among Mexican American adults, and a preschool child injury prevention program provided to young Mexican American mothers. These pilot studies have allowed the novice investigators to develop culturally-sensitive measures and gain valuable experience in managing a research study. Seven of the investigators funded by the SWPC are moving forward with grant proposals for the next step in their research program.
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.titleBuilding Capacity of Novice Researchers for Reducing Health Disparitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152468-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building Capacity of Novice Researchers for Reducing Health Disparities</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Horner, Sharon, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Texas at Austin</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">s.horner@mail.utexas.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lynn Rew, EdD; Mary Hoke, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As one of 8 partnership centers (P20) funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Southwest Partnership Center (SWPC) is a collaborative endeavor between The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and New Mexico State University Department of Nursing. The SWPC purpose is to mentor novice researchers in building their capacity to conduct health promotion (HP) research to address health disparities of low-income, rural dwelling Mexican-Americans and American Indians. The HP model has three primary components. The first component involves assessment of predisposing risk factors and barriers that contribute to health disparities. The second component focuses on interventions designed to increase personal resources. The third component is evaluation of health outcomes. To date, 14 pilot studies have been funded by SWPC and 6 are complete. Several pilot studies focused on the assessment of risk and barriers (component 1) including exploring (a) the health beliefs of Mexican American adolescents and their parents about personal risks for diabetes; (b) health beliefs and personal practices for managing diabetes among American Indians; (c) barriers to care for Mexican American women?s depression; (d) the association between childhood abuse history and adolescents? parenting behaviors; and (e) mid-life Mexican American women?s barriers and resources that influence eating behaviors. Pilot intervention studies (component 2) include increasing exercise motivation among Mexican American adults, and a preschool child injury prevention program provided to young Mexican American mothers. These pilot studies have allowed the novice investigators to develop culturally-sensitive measures and gain valuable experience in managing a research study. Seven of the investigators funded by the SWPC are moving forward with grant proposals for the next step in their research program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:37:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:37:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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