The Impact of Empowered Women on Health Promotion in a Mountainous Community of Nicaragua

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160457
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Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Empowered Women on Health Promotion in a Mountainous Community of Nicaragua
Abstract:
The Impact of Empowered Women on Health Promotion in a Mountainous Community of Nicaragua
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Steele, Nancy
Contact Address:Kirkhof Nursing, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA
Co-Authors:Gayla Jewell
Since January of 1999, the Kirkhof School of Nursing has participated in an ongoing semi-annual health brigade to the rural mountainous communities of Miraflor, Nicaragua. The purpose of the brigades is to provide health care and implement a community-based health promotion/risk reduction program. Over time, a reciprocal relationship has developed between nurse practitioner faculty and the Miraflor women. Due to this relationship, the Miraflor women have become increasingly involved in health care and instrumental in the design and implementation of different health promotion/risk reduction programs. As a consequence of their participatory role, many of the women have become empowered to speak out and take an active role regarding different health promotion issues. This behavior exemplifies a diminished authority of the Miraflor men and a shifting of power to the women who traditionally have not had a legitimate say in delineating health-related issues. Grounded theory methodology was used in order to explore the meaning of empowerment in this group of Nicaraguan women. The study also analyzed changes in the women’s roles as community members as a result of their involvement in the health promotion programs. Open-ended interviews were conducted with each of the Miraflor women using a Spanish-speaking interpreter. The interviews were audio-taped, and then transcribed for analysis. In order to identify common themes, each investigator analyzed contents of the interviews independently. Results of each analysis were then compared to verify findings. Major categories and properties of empowerment were identified from the interviews. Study results have provided valuable information regarding empowerment in women of Miraflor and health community promotion activities. AN: MN030348
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.titleThe Impact of Empowered Women on Health Promotion in a Mountainous Community of Nicaraguaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160457-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Impact of Empowered Women on Health Promotion in a Mountainous Community of Nicaragua </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Steele, Nancy</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Kirkhof Nursing, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gayla Jewell</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Since January of 1999, the Kirkhof School of Nursing has participated in an ongoing semi-annual health brigade to the rural mountainous communities of Miraflor, Nicaragua. The purpose of the brigades is to provide health care and implement a community-based health promotion/risk reduction program. Over time, a reciprocal relationship has developed between nurse practitioner faculty and the Miraflor women. Due to this relationship, the Miraflor women have become increasingly involved in health care and instrumental in the design and implementation of different health promotion/risk reduction programs. As a consequence of their participatory role, many of the women have become empowered to speak out and take an active role regarding different health promotion issues. This behavior exemplifies a diminished authority of the Miraflor men and a shifting of power to the women who traditionally have not had a legitimate say in delineating health-related issues. Grounded theory methodology was used in order to explore the meaning of empowerment in this group of Nicaraguan women. The study also analyzed changes in the women&rsquo;s roles as community members as a result of their involvement in the health promotion programs. Open-ended interviews were conducted with each of the Miraflor women using a Spanish-speaking interpreter. The interviews were audio-taped, and then transcribed for analysis. In order to identify common themes, each investigator analyzed contents of the interviews independently. Results of each analysis were then compared to verify findings. Major categories and properties of empowerment were identified from the interviews. Study results have provided valuable information regarding empowerment in women of Miraflor and health community promotion activities. AN: MN030348 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:57:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:57:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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