Understanding and Enhancing Adolescent Health Through Community-Based Collaborative Action Research

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160019
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Understanding and Enhancing Adolescent Health Through Community-Based Collaborative Action Research
Abstract:
Understanding and Enhancing Adolescent Health Through Community-Based Collaborative Action Research
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Brandt, Joan, PhD(c), MPH, BA, RN
P.I. Institution Name:College of St. Catherine
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Nursing Department, 2004 Randolph Ave #F-22, St. Paul, MN, 55127, USA
Contact Telephone:651-690-6967
Co-Authors:Margaret Johnson, BSN; Angela Skrypec Finn, MSN, BSN, RN; LaVonne Moore, MS, CNP, MA, RN, Nurse Practitioner; Margaret D. Pharris, PhD, MPH, MSN, FAAN, Associate Professor; and Dia Xiong, BSN
This presentation describes a research methodology designed to engage adolescents and the community around them in a dialogue about the meaningful patterns of health for youth. While much has been done to answer questions related to specific health issues and demographic groups within this population, little has been done to understand how culture and context influence adolescents' beliefs about health, which in turn impact health behaviors that manifest in adolescence and carry into adulthood. What is evidenced-based practice in one community has not been found to consistently transfer to other communities. Few studies have given voice to adolescents in order to allow for a deeper understanding of the meaning of their health experience, and what it means within the context of relationships with family and the community.

Community-based Collaborative Action Research (CBCAR) engaged adolescents within North Minneapolis in a dialogue about the meaning of health experiences for youth within their community. Interviews and focus groups were held with individuals between the ages of 15-24 who demographically represented this multiethnic community where health disparities are some of the greatest in the nation. Once identifiers were stripped from transcripts, this data was taken to the larger community where the researchers and community members engaged in a dialogue to identify patterns and interpret the meaning of the findings. Following this dialogue, the findings were woven into four hip-hop recordings and brought back to the community to stimulate discussion and facilitate action planning. It is through this transformative dialogue that communities can move closer to understanding how to best answer the questions that remain and begin to identify effective actions that will truly make a difference for youth in their community. While the findings will be of interest to participants, it is the methodology that can be replicated from community to community.
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.titleUnderstanding and Enhancing Adolescent Health Through Community-Based Collaborative Action Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160019-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Understanding and Enhancing Adolescent Health Through Community-Based Collaborative Action 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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brandt, Joan, PhD(c), MPH, BA, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">College of St. Catherine</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">Nursing Department, 2004 Randolph Ave #F-22, St. Paul, MN, 55127, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">651-690-6967</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jkbrandt@stkate.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Margaret Johnson, BSN; Angela Skrypec Finn, MSN, BSN, RN; LaVonne Moore, MS, CNP, MA, RN, Nurse Practitioner; Margaret D. Pharris, PhD, MPH, MSN, FAAN, Associate Professor; and Dia Xiong, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This presentation describes a research methodology designed to engage adolescents and the community around them in a dialogue about the meaningful patterns of health for youth. While much has been done to answer questions related to specific health issues and demographic groups within this population, little has been done to understand how culture and context influence adolescents' beliefs about health, which in turn impact health behaviors that manifest in adolescence and carry into adulthood. What is evidenced-based practice in one community has not been found to consistently transfer to other communities. Few studies have given voice to adolescents in order to allow for a deeper understanding of the meaning of their health experience, and what it means within the context of relationships with family and the community. <br/><br/>Community-based Collaborative Action Research (CBCAR) engaged adolescents within North Minneapolis in a dialogue about the meaning of health experiences for youth within their community. Interviews and focus groups were held with individuals between the ages of 15-24 who demographically represented this multiethnic community where health disparities are some of the greatest in the nation. Once identifiers were stripped from transcripts, this data was taken to the larger community where the researchers and community members engaged in a dialogue to identify patterns and interpret the meaning of the findings. Following this dialogue, the findings were woven into four hip-hop recordings and brought back to the community to stimulate discussion and facilitate action planning. It is through this transformative dialogue that communities can move closer to understanding how to best answer the questions that remain and begin to identify effective actions that will truly make a difference for youth in their community. While the findings will be of interest to participants, it is the methodology that can be replicated from community to community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:33:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:33:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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