The Development of a Health Promotion Empowerment Project for the Southeast Asian Immigrant Women in Taiwan: A Participatory Action Research

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154888
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Presentation
Title:
The Development of a Health Promotion Empowerment Project for the Southeast Asian Immigrant Women in Taiwan: A Participatory Action Research
Abstract:
The Development of a Health Promotion Empowerment Project for the Southeast Asian Immigrant Women in Taiwan: A Participatory Action Research
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Wang, Hsiu-Hung, RN, PhD, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Kaohsiung Medical University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Hsiu-Min Tsai PhD, Associate Professor, Dean of Academic Affair
Y. M. Yang PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: In Taiwan, the number of Southeast Asian immigrant women is increasing year by year. The health and health care of these women should be concerned to assure their quality of life.
Methods: Three stages were conducted: initial step, acting cycle, and review cycle. In initial step, researchers and participants formed a partnership and together they identified community partners/resources and specific physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs in the context of acculturation adaptation. In acting cycle, both parties established trust relationships and agreed on a research time-frame to implement the HPEP. Six health issues were selected in the HPEP: reproduction health, disease prevention, utilization of healthcare system, cultural competence, stress adjustment, and specific health concerns. In review cycle, the HPEP was refined to reflect the immigrant women's characteristics, health literacy, culture and linguistic diversity, social isolation, and financial hardship. Results: Sixty-eight participants, recruited from a foreign spouse family center in southern Taiwan, were invited to participate in the HPEP. The participants' mean age was 32.4 years old. They had lived in Taiwan for 1 to 24 years, with an average of 8.3 years. Most of them had education below junior high school (91%) and were housewives (78%). Through the process of the HPEP, five themes were categorized based on process recording, field notes, and in-depth interviews of the participants. These themes were sense of self-worth, psychological resilience, social networks, ethnic attachment, and health empowerment. Conclusion: The findings indicated that the use of a participatory action research method involving immigrant women in developing health promotion program could be an effective and useful mechanism to empower this unique cultural group.
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.titleThe Development of a Health Promotion Empowerment Project for the Southeast Asian Immigrant Women in Taiwan: A Participatory Action Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154888-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Development of&nbsp;a Health Promotion Empowerment Project for the Southeast Asian Immigrant Women in Taiwan: A Participatory Action Research</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">Wang, Hsiu-Hung, RN, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kaohsiung Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hhwang@kmu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hsiu-Min Tsai PhD, Associate Professor, Dean of Academic Affair<br/>Y. M. Yang PhD, RN, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;In Taiwan, the number of Southeast Asian immigrant women is increasing year by year. The health and health care of these women should be concerned to assure their quality of life. <br/>Methods: Three stages were conducted: initial step, acting cycle, and review cycle. In initial step, researchers and participants formed a partnership and together they identified community partners/resources and specific physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs in the context of acculturation adaptation. In acting cycle, both parties established trust relationships and agreed on a research time-frame to implement the HPEP. Six health issues were selected in the HPEP: reproduction health, disease prevention, utilization of healthcare system, cultural competence, stress adjustment, and specific health concerns. In review cycle, the HPEP was refined to reflect the immigrant women's characteristics, health literacy, culture and linguistic diversity, social isolation, and financial hardship. Results:&nbsp;Sixty-eight participants, recruited from a foreign spouse family center in southern Taiwan, were invited to participate in the HPEP. The participants' mean age was 32.4 years old. They had lived in Taiwan for 1 to 24 years, with an average of 8.3 years. Most of them had education below junior high school (91%) and were housewives (78%). Through the process of the HPEP, five themes were categorized based on process recording, field notes, and in-depth interviews of the participants. These themes were sense of self-worth, psychological resilience, social networks, ethnic attachment, and health empowerment. Conclusion:&nbsp;The findings indicated that the use of a participatory action research method involving immigrant women in developing health promotion program could be an effective and useful mechanism to empower this unique cultural group.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:21:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:21:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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