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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158506
Type:
Presentation
Title:
My Sister, Myself: Culture and Health for Africana Girls
Abstract:
My Sister, Myself: Culture and Health for Africana Girls
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Shambley-Ebron, Donna, PhD, MSN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 3110 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45221, USA
Contact Telephone:513-558-5248
Recent studies show that African American women infected with HIV,
when young, lacked the appropriate knowledge and skills needed to make
decisions regarding sexual health. Acquisition of the knowledge and skill
to make these decisions has the potential to decrease racial disparities
of HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, and infant mortality. Purpose and
Theoretical Framework: "My Sister, Myself," an action research project
based on the conceptual framework of Africana Womanism, uses culturally
relevant activities and sexual health education to enable girls to make
purposeful and informed decisions to protect their health and prevent
contracting HIV/AIDS. The specific aims of this study are to: 1) explore
the cultural beliefs and values of young adolescent girls and their
mothers in an urban inner-city community; 2) explore how participation in
a culturally appropriate nursing intervention influences health beliefs,
body knowledge, and intentions for future sexual activity, and 3) explore
how the formation of group culture influences cultural identity and group
responsibility for sexual behaviors. Subjects: African American mothers
and girls, ages 10-13, from an urban inner-city community will be included
in the study. Methods: The research study consists of an 8-week after
school program of culturally based activities including rhythms,
affirmations, storytelling and other traditional cultural rituals, and
sexual health education. Three videotaped focus groups will be conducted
with the girls and analyzed in relation to the specific aims. Ethnographic
interviews will be conducted with the mothers to determine cultural values
and beliefs and how they are transmitted. Data will be analyzed through
constant comparative analysis and analytic induction. Results and
Conclusions: This culturally specific nursing action research study,
designed and implemented by an African American nurse researcher with
cultural and community knowledge, places sexual health and nursing within
a wider social and cultural context.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMy Sister, Myself: Culture and Health for Africana Girlsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158506-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">My Sister, Myself: Culture and Health for Africana Girls</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shambley-Ebron, Donna, PhD, MSN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 3110 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45221, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513-558-5248</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">donna.shambley-ebron@uc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Recent studies show that African American women infected with HIV, <br/> when young, lacked the appropriate knowledge and skills needed to make <br/> decisions regarding sexual health. Acquisition of the knowledge and skill <br/> to make these decisions has the potential to decrease racial disparities <br/> of HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, and infant mortality. Purpose and <br/> Theoretical Framework: &quot;My Sister, Myself,&quot; an action research project <br/> based on the conceptual framework of Africana Womanism, uses culturally <br/> relevant activities and sexual health education to enable girls to make <br/> purposeful and informed decisions to protect their health and prevent <br/> contracting HIV/AIDS. The specific aims of this study are to: 1) explore <br/> the cultural beliefs and values of young adolescent girls and their <br/> mothers in an urban inner-city community; 2) explore how participation in <br/> a culturally appropriate nursing intervention influences health beliefs, <br/> body knowledge, and intentions for future sexual activity, and 3) explore <br/> how the formation of group culture influences cultural identity and group <br/> responsibility for sexual behaviors. Subjects: African American mothers <br/> and girls, ages 10-13, from an urban inner-city community will be included <br/> in the study. Methods: The research study consists of an 8-week after <br/> school program of culturally based activities including rhythms, <br/> affirmations, storytelling and other traditional cultural rituals, and <br/> sexual health education. Three videotaped focus groups will be conducted <br/> with the girls and analyzed in relation to the specific aims. Ethnographic <br/> interviews will be conducted with the mothers to determine cultural values <br/> and beliefs and how they are transmitted. Data will be analyzed through <br/> constant comparative analysis and analytic induction. Results and <br/> Conclusions: This culturally specific nursing action research study, <br/> designed and implemented by an African American nurse researcher with <br/> cultural and community knowledge, places sexual health and nursing within <br/> a wider social and cultural context.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:07:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:07:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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