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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163182
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Latino family focus group: Culturally adapting a parent mentor intervention
Author(s):
Sullivan-Bolyai, Susan
Author Details:
Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, DNSc, CNS, RN, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, email: susan.sullivan-bolyai@umassmed.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this community-based focus group study was to modify a parent mentor intervention (STEP: Social Support to Empower Parents) to make it culturally and linguistically sensitive for Latino parents of young children with type 1 diabetes. Background: The incidence of type 1 diabetes in children is higher in Latino (Puerto Rican origin) populations than previously thought. Many of these children are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses and severe socioeconomic stressors. Data suggest that Latino children whose families have (1) low income, (2) limited health insurance, (3) limited access to specialty clinics, and/or (4) receive irregular and interrupted health services, have increased episodes of hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, and poor glycemic control. (4) Young Latino children with type 1 diabetes also have more frequent hospitalizations, higher mortality compared to Caucasian children, and may have co-existing conditions such as asthma. Language barriers further isolate vulnerable Latino families. All of these situations can be very stressful for the parents, thus they may benefit from social support. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Participatory Action Research: Focus group (in the community) using qualitative description approach. We recruited 8 Latino mothers and fathers who have a young child with type 1 diabetes. Interviews were conducted by the PI using a planned interview guide. Besides the PI, a Spanish-speaking interpreter and a moderator were used for translation and participant observation purposes. The interviews were transcribed, translated, and back translated. The group transcripts and field notes were coded from a group process and individual response perspective. Results: Findings pending Conclusions and Implications: Adapting behavioral interventions for culturally diverse families raising young children with a chronic illness is critical to its success. One must consider addressing cultural differences such as care giving, language, nutritional preferences, and social support. The findings from this focus group is the first step in crafting a parent mentor intervention for Latino families.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLatino family focus group: Culturally adapting a parent mentor interventionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSullivan-Bolyai, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Sullivan-Bolyai, DNSc, CNS, RN, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, email: susan.sullivan-bolyai@umassmed.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163182-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this community-based focus group study was to modify a parent mentor intervention (STEP: Social Support to Empower Parents) to make it culturally and linguistically sensitive for Latino parents of young children with type 1 diabetes. Background: The incidence of type 1 diabetes in children is higher in Latino (Puerto Rican origin) populations than previously thought. Many of these children are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses and severe socioeconomic stressors. Data suggest that Latino children whose families have (1) low income, (2) limited health insurance, (3) limited access to specialty clinics, and/or (4) receive irregular and interrupted health services, have increased episodes of hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, and poor glycemic control. (4) Young Latino children with type 1 diabetes also have more frequent hospitalizations, higher mortality compared to Caucasian children, and may have co-existing conditions such as asthma. Language barriers further isolate vulnerable Latino families. All of these situations can be very stressful for the parents, thus they may benefit from social support. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Participatory Action Research: Focus group (in the community) using qualitative description approach. We recruited 8 Latino mothers and fathers who have a young child with type 1 diabetes. Interviews were conducted by the PI using a planned interview guide. Besides the PI, a Spanish-speaking interpreter and a moderator were used for translation and participant observation purposes. The interviews were transcribed, translated, and back translated. The group transcripts and field notes were coded from a group process and individual response perspective. Results: Findings pending Conclusions and Implications: Adapting behavioral interventions for culturally diverse families raising young children with a chronic illness is critical to its success. One must consider addressing cultural differences such as care giving, language, nutritional preferences, and social support. The findings from this focus group is the first step in crafting a parent mentor intervention for Latino families.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:02:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:02:51Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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