Promotoras in Mental Health: Comparison of English, Spanish and Portuguese Literature

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153831
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promotoras in Mental Health: Comparison of English, Spanish and Portuguese Literature
Abstract:
Promotoras in Mental Health: Comparison of English, Spanish and Portuguese Literature
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Stacciarini, Jeanne-Marie, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Florida
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Gloria Uicab PhD, Assistant Professor; Denize Bouttelet Munari, Professora Titular;
Bruna Franca Martins de Araujo RN, Student; Ana Cristina Rosa BSN, Research assistant; Melissa Ortiz, Research assistant
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Promotoras are lay health workers and community insiders who can mobilize and empower hard-to-reach populations and support health programs. The purpose of this literature review was to identify contributions of promotoras in the mental health arena.  Specific aims were: 1) Describe promotoras' roles, training and intervention outcomes related to mental health activities in 3 languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish and 2) Discuss strengths and limitations of the mental health literature on promotoras.
Methods: This is an integrative review of literature published between 1995 and 2010, including quantitative and qualitative studies as well as ?grey? publications in English (n = 12), Spanish (n = 21) and Portuguese (n = 27). Results: The roles of promotora as educator, advocate and case manager were described in all three languages. Although promotoras training was cited, the search revealed a lack of training continuity. Promotoras' ability to motivate positive mental health behaviors and serve as a resource was a common thread in the English literature. Training manuals were abundant in the Spanish literature but outcome effectiveness was limited. In the Portuguese literature, promotoras' own mental health issues were found; promotoras reported feeling overwhelmed, disempowered, frustrated, and emotionally burdened in their roles. Interventions varied and included but are not limited to home visits, community presentations and referrals. Conclusion: The use of promotoras in the mental health field is relatively new in the US. Promotoras collaborate closely with key leaders in their communities and can successfully deliver mental health promotion, early interventions and chronic disease management. Lack of systematic training and promotoras' own mental health burdens are acknowledged in the literature as substantially important factors contributing to their effectiveness in mental health work.
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.titlePromotoras in Mental Health: Comparison of English, Spanish and Portuguese Literatureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153831-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Promotoras in Mental Health: Comparison of English, Spanish and Portuguese Literature</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stacciarini, Jeanne-Marie, PhD, RN</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">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jeannems@ufl.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gloria Uicab PhD, Assistant Professor; Denize Bouttelet Munari, Professora Titular;<br/>Bruna Franca Martins de Araujo RN, Student; Ana Cristina Rosa BSN, Research assistant; Melissa Ortiz, Research assistant</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;Promotoras are lay health workers and community insiders who can mobilize and empower hard-to-reach populations and support health programs. The purpose of this literature review was to identify contributions of promotoras in the mental health arena. &nbsp;Specific aims were: 1) Describe promotoras' roles, training and intervention outcomes related to mental health activities in 3 languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish and 2) Discuss strengths and limitations of the mental health literature on promotoras. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;This is an integrative review of literature published between 1995 and 2010, including quantitative and qualitative studies as well as ?grey? publications in English (n = 12), Spanish (n = 21) and Portuguese (n = 27). Results:&nbsp;The roles of promotora as educator, advocate and case manager were described in all three languages. Although promotoras training was cited, the search revealed a lack of training continuity. Promotoras' ability to motivate positive mental health behaviors and serve as a resource was a common thread in the English literature. Training manuals were abundant in the Spanish literature but outcome effectiveness was limited. In the Portuguese literature, promotoras' own mental health issues were found; promotoras reported feeling overwhelmed, disempowered, frustrated, and emotionally burdened in their roles. Interventions varied and included but are not limited to home visits, community presentations and referrals. Conclusion: The use of promotoras in the mental health field is relatively new in the US. Promotoras collaborate closely with key leaders in their communities and can successfully deliver mental health promotion, early interventions and chronic disease management. Lack of systematic training and promotoras' own mental health burdens are acknowledged in the literature as substantially important factors contributing to their effectiveness in mental health work.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:32:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:32:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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