Health: Concept Exploration and Instrument Development in Spanish Speaking Populations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159915
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Presentation
Title:
Health: Concept Exploration and Instrument Development in Spanish Speaking Populations
Abstract:
Health: Concept Exploration and Instrument Development in Spanish Speaking Populations
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Mary, Polchert, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:marian university
Contact Address:45 National Avenue, Plymouth, WI, 54935, USA
Contact Telephone:920-923-8581
Co-Authors:M. Polchert, School of Nursing, Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI;
Purpose: The purpose of this study is exploration of health in Spanish speaking populations piloting Spanish instruments and Spanish speaking data collectors to assess feelings of being misunderstood. Theoretical Framework: The Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations guides variable selection: population characteristics included social structure with self described ethnicity, the sharing of personal health beliefs, health management behaviors, experiences with health services, and satisfaction with care outcomes. Subjects: Seven males and twelve females, with a mean age of 53, from the Midwest participated. Twelve self-described their ethnicity as "Mexican." Method: Spanish speaking data collectors used Spanish versions of two instruments. The eight item Perceived Health Competence Scale measures general perceptions of health management ability. The Perceived Health Status Scale subscales measure access to health services and health status. Unstructured observation and interviews with immediate data reduction by the data collectors resulted in qualitative analysis utilizing a query about health service experiences. Results: Participants overall felt "good" about their health, health management, and access to services. Three main themes emerged (1) trust with the use of interpreters, (2) fear about misdiagnosis, and (3) access for participants concerning their legal status, insurance, or potential job loss. Being overweight and diabetes were the most frequently reported health problems. Conclusions: The face-to-face data collection facilitates linguistic development of the Spanish versions of the PHCS and the PHSS for future use. The participants feel good about their health overall in quantitative analysis (response bias cannot be ruled out). The concern expressed in this Spanish speaking sample about trust and fear in use of health services and its effect on access is of principal concern for the discipline of nursing to ensure translation services in health systems are readily available. Further exploration of the antecedents and consequences of being misunderstood is warranted in Spanish speaking populations.
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.titleHealth: Concept Exploration and Instrument Development in Spanish Speaking Populationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159915-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health: Concept Exploration and Instrument Development in Spanish Speaking Populations</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mary, Polchert, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">marian university</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">45 National Avenue, Plymouth, WI, 54935, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">920-923-8581</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mjpolchert12@marianuniversity.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M. Polchert, School of Nursing, Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study is exploration of health in Spanish speaking populations piloting Spanish instruments and Spanish speaking data collectors to assess feelings of being misunderstood. Theoretical Framework: The Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations guides variable selection: population characteristics included social structure with self described ethnicity, the sharing of personal health beliefs, health management behaviors, experiences with health services, and satisfaction with care outcomes. Subjects: Seven males and twelve females, with a mean age of 53, from the Midwest participated. Twelve self-described their ethnicity as &quot;Mexican.&quot; Method: Spanish speaking data collectors used Spanish versions of two instruments. The eight item Perceived Health Competence Scale measures general perceptions of health management ability. The Perceived Health Status Scale subscales measure access to health services and health status. Unstructured observation and interviews with immediate data reduction by the data collectors resulted in qualitative analysis utilizing a query about health service experiences. Results: Participants overall felt &quot;good&quot; about their health, health management, and access to services. Three main themes emerged (1) trust with the use of interpreters, (2) fear about misdiagnosis, and (3) access for participants concerning their legal status, insurance, or potential job loss. Being overweight and diabetes were the most frequently reported health problems. Conclusions: The face-to-face data collection facilitates linguistic development of the Spanish versions of the PHCS and the PHSS for future use. The participants feel good about their health overall in quantitative analysis (response bias cannot be ruled out). The concern expressed in this Spanish speaking sample about trust and fear in use of health services and its effect on access is of principal concern for the discipline of nursing to ensure translation services in health systems are readily available. Further exploration of the antecedents and consequences of being misunderstood is warranted in Spanish speaking populations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:27:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:27:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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