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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158057
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Promotion Behaviors Among a Group of 18-29 Year Old Gay and Bisexual
Abstract:
Health Promotion Behaviors Among a Group of 18-29 Year Old Gay and Bisexual
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Guarnero, Peter, PhD, MSc, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of New Mexico
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact Address:College of Nursing, MSC09 5350, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131, USA
Contact Telephone:505-272-8846
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore and describe how young gay and bisexual men living in a urban-rural area of the Southwestern United States defined staying healthy and the strategies they used to achieve and maintain their health. Rational/Conceptual Framework/Background: Though Healthy People 2010 has mandated the systematic collection of data on sexual orientation, the reality is that data collection has been inconsistent (Sell & Becker, 2001). This inconsistency hampers the ability of researcher to understand the health status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered youth. This inconsistency is especially the case in rural states where youth may have a limited access to culturally competent health care. HIV/AIDS currently defines the health promotion discourse among health care providers and service organizations. However, there may be need to widen the scope of health concerns affecting young gay and bisexual men. The theoretical framework that guided this study was symbolic interactionism, participatory action research and Pender's Health Promotion Model.
Methods: The study used a mixed methods approach namely a concurrent nested strategy (Creswell, 2003). It consisted of one data collection phase which allowed for the simultaneous collecting of both qualitative and quantitative data. The research developed a grounded theory on health promotion behaviors among a group of 18-29 year old gay and bisexual men. Several instruments were used to tap into the health promotion lifestyles of the participants. The study will use Walker and Hill-Polrecky's (1996) 52 item Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II which measures self-reported health behaviors. In addition The General Health Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Self-Rated Health Scale and Quality of Life Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were also used. Ten young gay and bisexual men participated in the study. Results: Preliminary results indicated that participants varied in their definitions of being healthy. Issues which concerned them included day to day survival, the importance of family and community in defining health and the fear of being alone as they moved into their early 30?s. Implications: It is anticipated that the findings from this study will assist nurses in identifying culturally appropriate ways to interact with these young men. Future nursing research will focus on exploring the relationship between family and the desire to stay healthy. Funding provided by the Dean?s Research Fund, UNM College of Nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Promotion Behaviors Among a Group of 18-29 Year Old Gay and Bisexualen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158057-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Promotion Behaviors Among a Group of 18-29 Year Old Gay and Bisexual</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</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">Guarnero, Peter, PhD, MSc, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of New Mexico</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, MSC09 5350, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">505-272-8846</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pguarnero@salud.unm.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore and describe how young gay and bisexual men living in a urban-rural area of the Southwestern United States defined staying healthy and the strategies they used to achieve and maintain their health. Rational/Conceptual Framework/Background: Though Healthy People 2010 has mandated the systematic collection of data on sexual orientation, the reality is that data collection has been inconsistent (Sell &amp; Becker, 2001). This inconsistency hampers the ability of researcher to understand the health status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered youth. This inconsistency is especially the case in rural states where youth may have a limited access to culturally competent health care. HIV/AIDS currently defines the health promotion discourse among health care providers and service organizations. However, there may be need to widen the scope of health concerns affecting young gay and bisexual men. The theoretical framework that guided this study was symbolic interactionism, participatory action research and Pender's Health Promotion Model. <br/>Methods: The study used a mixed methods approach namely a concurrent nested strategy (Creswell, 2003). It consisted of one data collection phase which allowed for the simultaneous collecting of both qualitative and quantitative data. The research developed a grounded theory on health promotion behaviors among a group of 18-29 year old gay and bisexual men. Several instruments were used to tap into the health promotion lifestyles of the participants. The study will use Walker and Hill-Polrecky's (1996) 52 item Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II which measures self-reported health behaviors. In addition The General Health Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Self-Rated Health Scale and Quality of Life Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were also used. Ten young gay and bisexual men participated in the study. Results: Preliminary results indicated that participants varied in their definitions of being healthy. Issues which concerned them included day to day survival, the importance of family and community in defining health and the fear of being alone as they moved into their early 30?s. Implications: It is anticipated that the findings from this study will assist nurses in identifying culturally appropriate ways to interact with these young men. Future nursing research will focus on exploring the relationship between family and the desire to stay healthy. Funding provided by the Dean?s Research Fund, UNM College of Nursing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:28:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:28:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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