Photovoice Research Method Successes and Lessons Learned in Adolescent Health Research

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158952
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Presentation
Title:
Photovoice Research Method Successes and Lessons Learned in Adolescent Health Research
Abstract:
Photovoice Research Method Successes and Lessons Learned in Adolescent Health Research
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Garcia, Carolyn, PhD, MPH
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:5-160 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
Contact Telephone:651-695-3149
Co-Authors:C. Garcia, Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; R. Strack, Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC; M. Medeiros, Nursing College, Federal University of Goiás , Goiás, Brazil
Background: Photovoice is a research method with language and visual elements that are especially appealing to oral storytelling cultures, to those for whom English is not their first language, and to adolescents who developmentally are less inclined to engage in language-based data gathering methods. Photovoice empowers individuals and communities to tell their story as they perceive it using photography enhanced with dialogue. Photovoice engages participants in a manner that results in self-empowerment as their voice is brought to the forefront through their photographs, leading to actionable individual, community and social change. Adolescents may struggle with participating in postpositivist research which predominantly employs data collection strategies that inherently reinforce the power and voice of the researcher such as one-to-one interviews or written surveys. In contrast, adolescents embrace photovoice research, a mutually beneficial and meaningful health promotion strategy. Purpose: To illustrate Photovoice as a research method without borders, highlighting photovoice research studies with adolescents in the U.S. and Brazil. Theoretical Framework: Healthy youth development; community-engaged research. Subjects: Immigrant Latino adolescents in Minnesota, homeless street adolescents in Brazil, urban youth from Baltimore, and African American youth from faith-based settings. Method: Four descriptive studies utilizing photovoice with adolescents in the U.S. and Brazil are synthesized to identify method strengths and challenges. Results: Lessons learned were consistent across the studies, including recommendations in the following areas: study design, ethical considerations, and implementation and dissemination strategies. For example, adequate time is needed to prepare adolescents to take photographs that will be meaningful and of reasonable quality. Conclusions: Photovoice is a community mobilization research method useful in research and policy efforts addressing adolescent health issues. Adolescents should actively engage in developing the study purpose and outcomes whenever possible, including creating a photo exhibit or display for community members and policy makers.
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.titlePhotovoice Research Method Successes and Lessons Learned in Adolescent Health Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158952-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Photovoice Research Method Successes and Lessons Learned in Adolescent Health Research</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Garcia, Carolyn, PhD, MPH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">5-160 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">651-695-3149</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">garcia@umn.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">C. Garcia, Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; R. Strack, Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC; M. Medeiros, Nursing College, Federal University of Goi&aacute;s , Goi&aacute;s, Brazil</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Photovoice is a research method with language and visual elements that are especially appealing to oral storytelling cultures, to those for whom English is not their first language, and to adolescents who developmentally are less inclined to engage in language-based data gathering methods. Photovoice empowers individuals and communities to tell their story as they perceive it using photography enhanced with dialogue. Photovoice engages participants in a manner that results in self-empowerment as their voice is brought to the forefront through their photographs, leading to actionable individual, community and social change. Adolescents may struggle with participating in postpositivist research which predominantly employs data collection strategies that inherently reinforce the power and voice of the researcher such as one-to-one interviews or written surveys. In contrast, adolescents embrace photovoice research, a mutually beneficial and meaningful health promotion strategy. Purpose: To illustrate Photovoice as a research method without borders, highlighting photovoice research studies with adolescents in the U.S. and Brazil. Theoretical Framework: Healthy youth development; community-engaged research. Subjects: Immigrant Latino adolescents in Minnesota, homeless street adolescents in Brazil, urban youth from Baltimore, and African American youth from faith-based settings. Method: Four descriptive studies utilizing photovoice with adolescents in the U.S. and Brazil are synthesized to identify method strengths and challenges. Results: Lessons learned were consistent across the studies, including recommendations in the following areas: study design, ethical considerations, and implementation and dissemination strategies. For example, adequate time is needed to prepare adolescents to take photographs that will be meaningful and of reasonable quality. Conclusions: Photovoice is a community mobilization research method useful in research and policy efforts addressing adolescent health issues. Adolescents should actively engage in developing the study purpose and outcomes whenever possible, including creating a photo exhibit or display for community members and policy makers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:33:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:33:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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