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

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160324
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:2005
Author:Brandt, Joan, 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, BSN; Margaret Dexheimer Pharris, PhD, FAAN, MPH, RN, Associate Professor; and LaVonne Moore, MS, CNP, MA, RN, Nurse Practitioner
This presentation describes a new research methodology to engage
adolescents and the community around them in a dialogue about the
meaningful patterns of health for youth. With nearly thirty years of
research behind us in adolescent health, there remain more questions than
answers. While much has been done to answer questions related to specific
health issues and demographic groups, 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. This
Community-based Collaborative Action Research (CBCAR) engages adolescents
in dialogue about the meaning of health experiences for youth and then
engages the larger community in a dialogue about the findings. Interviews
and focus groups are conducted with individuals between the ages of 15-24
who demographically represent the adolescent and young adults within this
multiethnic community where health disparities are some of the greatest in
the nation. The larger community is then engaged in interpreting the
meaning of the findings, which are presented in engaging modalities, such
as a hip-hop recording of the youths''stories. 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/10755/160324-
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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brandt, Joan, 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, BSN; Margaret Dexheimer Pharris, PhD, FAAN, MPH, RN, Associate Professor; and LaVonne Moore, MS, CNP, MA, RN, Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This presentation describes a new research methodology to engage <br/> adolescents and the community around them in a dialogue about the <br/> meaningful patterns of health for youth. With nearly thirty years of <br/> research behind us in adolescent health, there remain more questions than <br/> answers. While much has been done to answer questions related to specific <br/> health issues and demographic groups, little has been done to understand <br/> how culture and context influence adolescents' beliefs about health, which <br/> in turn impact health behaviors that manifest in adolescence and carry <br/> into adulthood. What is evidenced-based practice in one community has not <br/> been found to consistently transfer to other communities. Few studies have <br/> given voice to adolescents in order to allow for a deeper understanding of <br/> the meaning of their health experience, and what it means within the <br/> context of relationships with family and the community. This <br/> Community-based Collaborative Action Research (CBCAR) engages adolescents <br/> in dialogue about the meaning of health experiences for youth and then <br/> engages the larger community in a dialogue about the findings. Interviews <br/> and focus groups are conducted with individuals between the ages of 15-24 <br/> who demographically represent the adolescent and young adults within this <br/> multiethnic community where health disparities are some of the greatest in <br/> the nation. The larger community is then engaged in interpreting the <br/> meaning of the findings, which are presented in engaging modalities, such <br/> as a hip-hop recording of the youths''stories. It is through this <br/> transformative dialogue that communities can move closer to understanding <br/> how to best answer the questions that remain and begin to identify <br/> effective actions that will truly make a difference for youth in their <br/> community. While the findings will be of interest to participants, it is <br/> the methodology that can be replicated from community to community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:50:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:50:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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