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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153379
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Social Capital with Women
Abstract:
Building Social Capital with Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Griffiths, Rhonda, RN, DrPH
P.I. Institution Name:Centre for Applied Nursing Research
Title:Director, South West Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research
Co-Authors:Rachel Langdon, BAppSc, BA, (Hons)
[Research Presentation] Method: Two cross-sectional surveys ofá women living in a disadvantaged suburb of Western Sydney Australia aged 18 to 40 years were completed in 2001 and 2003 and results compared to assess the impact of a social support program that was implemented following the initial data collection in 2001 . The data collection tool contained scales and items validated in previous studies with similar populations in Australia. Results: There was no statistical difference between the demographic characteristics of the 2001 and 2003 cohorts, with 17% of women participating in both surveys. The majority of women (76%) were aged 25-39, were living with a partner and children and were not employed outside the home. 64% were born outside Australia, 26% spoke English poorly or not at all and 61f% spoke a language other than English at home (24% Arabic and 27% Vietnamese). The majority of women report being in good or excellent health although 15% describe their health as fair to poor and a minority (12%) reported emotional problems over the past month. Differences in self-reported mental health (measured by SF-36) were associated with employment status, closeness of home relationships and shared interests with neighbours. Participants in this survey had comparable SF-36 scores to the Australian Longitudinal Women's Study (AWS) for General Health, Role-Emotional, Vitality and Mental Health scales, however Social Functioning was significantly below the AWS scores. Almost half had never used local services, although 2003 data compared to the 2001 survey demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in knowledge of local services among women who do not speak English. Data from the 3 years of the program demonstrated that the groups who reported poor health and least community support in 2001 reported significant improvement in 2003.
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 Social Capital with Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153379-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building Social Capital with Women</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Griffiths, Rhonda, RN, DrPH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Centre for Applied Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director, South West Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rhonda.griffiths@swsahs.nsw.gov.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rachel Langdon, BAppSc, BA, (Hons)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Method: Two cross-sectional surveys of&aacute; women living in a disadvantaged suburb of Western Sydney Australia aged 18 to 40 years were completed in 2001 and 2003 and results compared to assess the impact of a social support program that was implemented following the initial data collection in 2001 . The data collection tool contained scales and items validated in previous studies with similar populations in Australia. Results: There was no statistical difference between the demographic characteristics of the 2001 and 2003 cohorts, with 17% of women participating in both surveys. The majority of women (76%) were aged 25-39, were living with a partner and children and were not employed outside the home. 64% were born outside Australia, 26% spoke English poorly or not at all and 61f% spoke a language other than English at home (24% Arabic and 27% Vietnamese). The majority of women report being in good or excellent health although 15% describe their health as fair to poor and a minority (12%) reported emotional problems over the past month. Differences in self-reported mental health (measured by SF-36) were associated with employment status, closeness of home relationships and shared interests with neighbours. Participants in this survey had comparable SF-36 scores to the Australian Longitudinal Women's Study (AWS) for General Health, Role-Emotional, Vitality and Mental Health scales, however Social Functioning was significantly below the AWS scores. Almost half had never used local services, although 2003 data compared to the 2001 survey demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in knowledge of local services among women who do not speak English. Data from the 3 years of the program demonstrated that the groups who reported poor health and least community support in 2001 reported significant improvement in 2003.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:14:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:14:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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