Companeros Por Salud: Partners in Health- Perceived Health Needs of Latino/Hispanic Families

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163277
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Companeros Por Salud: Partners in Health- Perceived Health Needs of Latino/Hispanic Families
Author(s):
Amendola, Mary Grace; Shelton, Deborah
Author Details:
Mary Grace Amendola, RN, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: mary.amendola@uconn.edu; Deborah Shelton, PhD, RN, CNA, BC
Abstract:
Purpose: The Purpose of this project is to assess the perceived health needs of Hispanic/Latino families living in Willimantic, Connecticut. Background: Willimantic, Connecticut has a Hispanic/Latino population of 4,777 people; 30 percent of the area population (Census Bureau, 2000). Willimantic's cultural subgroup is Puerto Rican (20.9 percent); Mexican is (18.8 percent); other Hispanic/Latino population (3.3 percent), that includes Guatemalans, Cubans, and Dominicans. Secondary data indicates that the Hispanic/Latino families are impoverished, poorly educated, have a limited work history, and lack social support and health insurance. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A descriptive using a sixteen item semi-structured interview format guided this community assessment. Community as Partner provided a framework guiding the semi-structured interview format. A convenience sample included 35 participants, 25 females and ten males from the sub cultural groups. With the use of an interpreter, hand written notes were taken during the collection phase. Data was transcribed and kept in a locked file cabinet. University of Connecticut IRB approved this project. Qualitative methods were utilized to analyze major themes. Results: Participants identified a significant need for mental health services. Mental health was defined as being social in nature. Themes included transportation, finances, and housing as primary in their mental well being. These participants conveyed that if these things are in order, their mental health is in order. Conclusions and Implications: The CAPM was a useful framework to assess the perceived needs of the subcultures. The next step is to include and explore a culturally driven model generated from community members. Integration of a cultural way of knowing in the planning and provision of nursing interventions and to implement prevention services would enhance noted strengths of the subcultures.
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.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCompaneros Por Salud: Partners in Health- Perceived Health Needs of Latino/Hispanic Familiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAmendola, Mary Graceen_US
dc.contributor.authorShelton, Deborahen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Grace Amendola, RN, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: mary.amendola@uconn.edu; Deborah Shelton, PhD, RN, CNA, BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163277-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The Purpose of this project is to assess the perceived health needs of Hispanic/Latino families living in Willimantic, Connecticut. Background: Willimantic, Connecticut has a Hispanic/Latino population of 4,777 people; 30 percent of the area population (Census Bureau, 2000). Willimantic's cultural subgroup is Puerto Rican (20.9 percent); Mexican is (18.8 percent); other Hispanic/Latino population (3.3 percent), that includes Guatemalans, Cubans, and Dominicans. Secondary data indicates that the Hispanic/Latino families are impoverished, poorly educated, have a limited work history, and lack social support and health insurance. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A descriptive using a sixteen item semi-structured interview format guided this community assessment. Community as Partner provided a framework guiding the semi-structured interview format. A convenience sample included 35 participants, 25 females and ten males from the sub cultural groups. With the use of an interpreter, hand written notes were taken during the collection phase. Data was transcribed and kept in a locked file cabinet. University of Connecticut IRB approved this project. Qualitative methods were utilized to analyze major themes. Results: Participants identified a significant need for mental health services. Mental health was defined as being social in nature. Themes included transportation, finances, and housing as primary in their mental well being. These participants conveyed that if these things are in order, their mental health is in order. Conclusions and Implications: The CAPM was a useful framework to assess the perceived needs of the subcultures. The next step is to include and explore a culturally driven model generated from community members. Integration of a cultural way of knowing in the planning and provision of nursing interventions and to implement prevention services would enhance noted strengths of the subcultures.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:04:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:04:35Z-
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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