Rural Women's Voices Rural Women's Choices Relationship and Health Project: Lessons Learned

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160042
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Presentation
Title:
Rural Women's Voices Rural Women's Choices Relationship and Health Project: Lessons Learned
Abstract:
Rural Women's Voices Rural Women's Choices Relationship and Health Project: Lessons Learned
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Fauchald, Sally, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The College of St. Scholastica
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 28724 Alicia Place, Grand Rapids, MN, 55744, USA
Contact Telephone:218-326-5171
Purpose: This presentation focuses on the lessons learned from the Rural Women's Voices, Rural Women's Choices Relationship and Health Project, a community-based survey of 578 rural women in the upper Midwest region of the U.S. Background: One of the fastest growing groups infected with HIV/AIDS is women (The Henry Kaiser Foundation, 2004). In Minnesota, 27 percent of newly reported cases of HIV infection in 2004 were women, 47 percent of the newly reported female cases are in women under the age of 25, and for the first time since 1995, there has been a 6 percent increase in new cases of HIV infection state-wide (Minnesota Department of Health, 2004). Heterosexual transmission is the primary mode of transmission in women. Many rural women don't recognize their personal risk factors for HIV infection. Methods: This study used a cross-sectional correlational design and a community-based setting. Participants completed a 90 item self-report questionnaire. The survey attempted to identify the influence of selected characteristics on rural women's safer sex behaviors. Results: A total of 578 women ages 18 - 79 completed the survey. Demographic information, information on rural women's safer sex behaviors, reported levels of abuse, self- esteem, and self silencing behaviors were collected. This presentation will focus on the lessons learned from conducting a large community-based survey in the rural Midwest, including the challenges encountered. Solutions to address these challenges will also be presented. Implications: Community-based surveys have the potential to provide researchers with a variety of important information which can be used to plan programs and design interventions. Community-based surveys can identify areas of need for nursing education. Information obtained from community-based surveys can be incorporated into nursing practice. Data from community-based surveys can be used as a foundation for future research studies, in both community and clinical settings.
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.titleRural Women's Voices Rural Women's Choices Relationship and Health Project: Lessons Learneden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160042-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Rural Women's Voices Rural Women's Choices Relationship and Health Project: Lessons Learned</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">Fauchald, Sally, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The College of St. Scholastica</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">Department of Nursing, 28724 Alicia Place, Grand Rapids, MN, 55744, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">218-326-5171</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sfauchal@css.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This presentation focuses on the lessons learned from the Rural Women's Voices, Rural Women's Choices Relationship and Health Project, a community-based survey of 578 rural women in the upper Midwest region of the U.S. Background: One of the fastest growing groups infected with HIV/AIDS is women (The Henry Kaiser Foundation, 2004). In Minnesota, 27 percent of newly reported cases of HIV infection in 2004 were women, 47 percent of the newly reported female cases are in women under the age of 25, and for the first time since 1995, there has been a 6 percent increase in new cases of HIV infection state-wide (Minnesota Department of Health, 2004). Heterosexual transmission is the primary mode of transmission in women. Many rural women don't recognize their personal risk factors for HIV infection. Methods: This study used a cross-sectional correlational design and a community-based setting. Participants completed a 90 item self-report questionnaire. The survey attempted to identify the influence of selected characteristics on rural women's safer sex behaviors. Results: A total of 578 women ages 18 - 79 completed the survey. Demographic information, information on rural women's safer sex behaviors, reported levels of abuse, self- esteem, and self silencing behaviors were collected. This presentation will focus on the lessons learned from conducting a large community-based survey in the rural Midwest, including the challenges encountered. Solutions to address these challenges will also be presented. Implications: Community-based surveys have the potential to provide researchers with a variety of important information which can be used to plan programs and design interventions. Community-based surveys can identify areas of need for nursing education. Information obtained from community-based surveys can be incorporated into nursing practice. Data from community-based surveys can be used as a foundation for future research studies, in both community and clinical settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:34:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:34:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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