Effect of Cumulative Trauma on the Cardiac Reactivity of Urban African American Youths

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159184
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effect of Cumulative Trauma on the Cardiac Reactivity of Urban African American Youths
Abstract:
Effect of Cumulative Trauma on the Cardiac Reactivity of Urban African American Youths
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Conner-Warren, Rhonda, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Contact Address:, 1405 Shaker, Troy, MS, 48083, USA
Co-Authors:J.T. Bickes, C.W. Saltzberg, and L.A. Lewandowski, College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Background: Violence and trauma can have a negative impact on the physical and mental health of these youths. Early research on violence and trauma experiences in this population has been discussed in the literature as a single event and or as one type. There is a knowledge gap in the research literature regarding, the impact of significant multiple and repeated traumatic events occurring over time. This phenomenon is termed Cumulative Trauma. Aim The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between cumulative trauma experiences and urban AA adolescents' changes in cardiac reactivity. Research Question: Is there a relationship between cumulative trauma dose and Urban African American adolescents' cardiac reactivity? Sample & Recruitment: Eligible participants were urban African American youths aged 11 to 16 years attending public schools located within a low income, high violence neighborhood in a large metropolitan community. Method: Cross sectional correlational study is a secondary analysis of a piece of the data collected from the parent study. Procedure: The sample included 200 urban African American adolescents who attended one of two youth retreats (data collection days) that were held in fall, 2004 as part of a larger study. This poster will report the results of the Cumulative Trauma Scale, Adolescent Version. Blood Pressure (Cardiac Reactivity) was measured with an initial blood pressure reading, participants then jumped rope for one minute and their blood pressures were repeated. Results: Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics. Data analysis is currently underway. Conclusion: The knowledge generated from this study may improve nursing practice in populations that experience significant levels of trauma by identifying youth at risk for health problems and designing targeted interventions. Rhonda Conner-Warren was supported by IMSD Grant GM 58905-08 Funding for larger study: The Differential Effects of Violence and Trauma Exposures on Two Adolescent Populations Program from Wayne State University Research Enhancement. Thank you to the WSU Violence and Trauma research group for their collaborative efforts in this study.
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.titleEffect of Cumulative Trauma on the Cardiac Reactivity of Urban African American Youthsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159184-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of Cumulative Trauma on the Cardiac Reactivity of Urban African American Youths</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Conner-Warren, Rhonda, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, 1405 Shaker, Troy, MS, 48083, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">darwarren@prodigy.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J.T. Bickes, C.W. Saltzberg, and L.A. Lewandowski, College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Violence and trauma can have a negative impact on the physical and mental health of these youths. Early research on violence and trauma experiences in this population has been discussed in the literature as a single event and or as one type. There is a knowledge gap in the research literature regarding, the impact of significant multiple and repeated traumatic events occurring over time. This phenomenon is termed Cumulative Trauma. Aim The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between cumulative trauma experiences and urban AA adolescents' changes in cardiac reactivity. Research Question: Is there a relationship between cumulative trauma dose and Urban African American adolescents' cardiac reactivity? Sample &amp; Recruitment: Eligible participants were urban African American youths aged 11 to 16 years attending public schools located within a low income, high violence neighborhood in a large metropolitan community. Method: Cross sectional correlational study is a secondary analysis of a piece of the data collected from the parent study. Procedure: The sample included 200 urban African American adolescents who attended one of two youth retreats (data collection days) that were held in fall, 2004 as part of a larger study. This poster will report the results of the Cumulative Trauma Scale, Adolescent Version. Blood Pressure (Cardiac Reactivity) was measured with an initial blood pressure reading, participants then jumped rope for one minute and their blood pressures were repeated. Results: Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics. Data analysis is currently underway. Conclusion: The knowledge generated from this study may improve nursing practice in populations that experience significant levels of trauma by identifying youth at risk for health problems and designing targeted interventions. Rhonda Conner-Warren was supported by IMSD Grant GM 58905-08 Funding for larger study: The Differential Effects of Violence and Trauma Exposures on Two Adolescent Populations Program from Wayne State University Research Enhancement. Thank you to the WSU Violence and Trauma research group for their collaborative efforts in this study.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:47:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:47:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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