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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152947
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CBPR: The Value of Promotoras' Observations
Abstract:
CBPR: The Value of Promotoras' Observations
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Rosa, Ana Cristina, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Florida
Title:Research assistant
Co-Authors:Megan Frost, ; Melissa Ortiz, ; Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study is associated with the research titled Using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to Address Depression in Rural Low-income Latino Mothers and Children. The specific aims were: (1) describe evidence on the role, training, and use of promotoras in the rural Latino community; (2) describe promotoras' Logs Entries recorded during data collection of a mental health assessment amongst rural Latino women and children in North Florida; and (3) propose ideas to be included in promotoras training to maximize their effectiveness with the community.  Methods: This was a pilot descriptive study, using CBPR principles. Initially a review of literature was performed by searching electronic databases for how promotoras have been trained for use in the Latino community. Promotoras (women from the actual community) were trained to collect data on depression and self-esteem with women and children in the rural Latino. After visiting participants houses, promotoras recorded structured Log Entries (N=45) to report their observations of the data collection process. Logs were content analyzed by 4 researchers to ensure reliability. Results: The literature review demonstrated that promotoras have been used effectively to deliver interventions in the Latino community. Log entries analysis revealed the following categories: social desirability, family dynamics, interventionist role, and instrument clarification. The Log Entries revealed promotoras' strengths and weaknesses, which will, in turn, help in the future training and use of promotoras. Training on professionalism and intervention delivery would be beneficial. Conclusion: Promotoras' strengths of compassion and community knowledge need to be acknowledged and encouraged. Future training should include education on how to deliver interventions and distribute resources. Training on objective data recording and professionalism, including avoidance of biases, will likely increase their effectiveness. Promotoras can be empowered to use these skills along with their knowledge to both help the community and be a reliable research member.
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.titleCBPR: The Value of Promotoras' Observationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152947-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">CBPR: The Value of Promotoras' Observations</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rosa, Ana Cristina, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">anacrosa@ufl.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Megan Frost, ; Melissa Ortiz, ; Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study is associated with the research titled Using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to Address Depression in Rural Low-income Latino Mothers and Children. The specific aims were: (1) describe evidence on the role, training, and use of promotoras in the rural Latino community; (2) describe promotoras' Logs Entries recorded during data collection of a mental health assessment amongst rural Latino women and children in North Florida; and (3) propose ideas to be included in promotoras training to maximize their effectiveness with the community.&nbsp; Methods: This was a pilot descriptive study, using CBPR principles. Initially a review of literature was performed by searching electronic databases for how promotoras have been trained for use in the Latino community. Promotoras (women from the actual community) were trained to collect data on depression and self-esteem with women and children in the rural Latino. After visiting participants houses, promotoras recorded structured Log Entries (N=45) to report their observations of the data collection process. Logs were content analyzed by 4 researchers to ensure reliability. Results: The literature review demonstrated that promotoras have been used effectively to deliver interventions in the Latino community. Log entries analysis revealed the following categories: social desirability, family dynamics, interventionist role, and instrument clarification. The Log Entries revealed promotoras' strengths and weaknesses, which will, in turn, help in the future training and use of promotoras. Training on professionalism and intervention delivery would be beneficial. Conclusion: Promotoras' strengths of compassion and community knowledge need to be acknowledged and encouraged. Future training should include education on how to deliver interventions and distribute resources. Training on objective data recording and professionalism, including avoidance of biases, will likely increase their effectiveness. Promotoras can be empowered to use these skills along with their knowledge to both help the community and be a reliable research member.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:56:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:56:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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