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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160187
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Humor in Audionovelas to Deliver Health Messages to Hispanic Populations
Abstract:
Using Humor in Audionovelas to Deliver Health Messages to Hispanic Populations
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Adamle, Kathleen, Ph.D
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 1111 Norwood St, Kent, OH, 44240, USA
Co-Authors:E. Missik - College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Background: Culturally appropriate health information for Hispanics is limited. This limitation led to the development of audionovelas by two Hispanic outreach program directors. Audionovelas are intended to teach about common health problems, promote healthy behaviors and avoid barriers to communication among Hispanics. Conceptual framework: Effective health communication with Hispanic communities needs to address their limited English literacy, level of Spanish proficiency, and cultural preferences. Audionovelas are a unique form of communication in the Hispanic community. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore health communication through the use of audionovelas for health messaging and to explore the cultural components included in the development/production of audionovelas. Design: A descriptive qualitative design using content analysis from in-depth audiotaped interviews with two Hispanic out-reach program directors was used. Each session lasted 3-4 hours. The directors explained how and why they developed/produced 3 audionovelas (heart disease, diabetes and cancer) and what cultural components were included. Analysis: Topics were sorted and categories developed. Categories reflected themes which uncovered three cultural components used in the development of audionovelas: music, drama, and humor. Other relevant analysis included the method of message delivery, identification of barriers, and rationale for type of health problems to be included in the audionovelas. Findings: The directors perceived their health messages were positively received in the community. Hispanic members told the directors that they sought out additional health information and requested more audionovelas to be developed. The appeal of health messaging in this unique form (audionovela) appears to be based on the use of a culturally familiar and acceptable format which erases literacy concerns. Relevance to nursing practice: If nurses have knowledge of cultural traditions and beliefs, and can incorporate these teaching materials into the plan of care, then patients are more likely to be involved in treatment and compliance. Learning about cultural teaching tools will help nurses provide better care for patients in Hispanic communities.
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.titleUsing Humor in Audionovelas to Deliver Health Messages to Hispanic Populationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160187-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using Humor in Audionovelas to Deliver Health Messages to Hispanic 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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Adamle, Kathleen, Ph.D</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 1111 Norwood St, Kent, OH, 44240, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kadamle@kent.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">E. Missik - College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Culturally appropriate health information for Hispanics is limited. This limitation led to the development of audionovelas by two Hispanic outreach program directors. Audionovelas are intended to teach about common health problems, promote healthy behaviors and avoid barriers to communication among Hispanics. Conceptual framework: Effective health communication with Hispanic communities needs to address their limited English literacy, level of Spanish proficiency, and cultural preferences. Audionovelas are a unique form of communication in the Hispanic community. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore health communication through the use of audionovelas for health messaging and to explore the cultural components included in the development/production of audionovelas. Design: A descriptive qualitative design using content analysis from in-depth audiotaped interviews with two Hispanic out-reach program directors was used. Each session lasted 3-4 hours. The directors explained how and why they developed/produced 3 audionovelas (heart disease, diabetes and cancer) and what cultural components were included. Analysis: Topics were sorted and categories developed. Categories reflected themes which uncovered three cultural components used in the development of audionovelas: music, drama, and humor. Other relevant analysis included the method of message delivery, identification of barriers, and rationale for type of health problems to be included in the audionovelas. Findings: The directors perceived their health messages were positively received in the community. Hispanic members told the directors that they sought out additional health information and requested more audionovelas to be developed. The appeal of health messaging in this unique form (audionovela) appears to be based on the use of a culturally familiar and acceptable format which erases literacy concerns. Relevance to nursing practice: If nurses have knowledge of cultural traditions and beliefs, and can incorporate these teaching materials into the plan of care, then patients are more likely to be involved in treatment and compliance. Learning about cultural teaching tools will help nurses provide better care for patients in Hispanic communities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:42:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:42:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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