Collaborative Efforts To Reach Health Needs Of Underserved Populations: Catawba Indians In South Carolina

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165893
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborative Efforts To Reach Health Needs Of Underserved Populations: Catawba Indians In South Carolina
Author(s):
Privette, Arlene
Author Details:
Arlene Privette, PhD, Clemson University School of Nursing College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, (updated February 2015) email: ARLENE.PRIVETTE@OCONEEMED.ORG
Abstract:
Due to a recent federal ruling, the Catawba Indians have been officially recognized by the United States Federal Government. Prior to this ruling, this group had been promised land and restitution in the mid 1800's but had been forgotten and unpaid. This recent ruling entitles the Catawba Indians to Indian Health Services and financial backing which has the potential to facilitate meeting health needs. Due in part to close intergenerational ties as well as a mix with other nationalities, this group has a unique blood factor, H. This blood factor presents this group with many potential problems related to bone marrow transplants and blood transfusions. This population has not been studied to determine whether other health needs are inherent to this group. This investigative study was designed to provide initial data to begin exploring health needs and designing strategies to effectively deal with such problems. This study was requested and partially funded by members of the Catawba Indian Tribe to begin to identify health needs of tribal members in a predominantly rural setting. An initial survey conducted by the Indian Health Service for members living on the Reservation served as a contact with the members. This study explored specific heart related needs, specifically blood pressure and blood components (glucose, enzymes, and cholesterol). A short questionnaire was developed to obtain additional information not previously sought by the Indian Health Service. Data was collected as part of a Health Fair conducted on the Reservation by undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in collaboration with the Nursing Center. The Health Fair was provided at no cost to participants. As a part of their culture, the Catawba Indian Tribe provided lodging, food, and native entertainment for the research team during the Fair. Approval for the study was obtained from the Catawba Indian Chief and the University Institutional Review Board. Analysis of data revealed sources and method of payment for health care. Analysis further revealed significant health concerns for this population. Continuation of this project is underway, as well as involvement of other University disciplines with the Catawba Indians.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborative Efforts To Reach Health Needs Of Underserved Populations: Catawba Indians In South Carolinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrivette, Arleneen_US
dc.author.detailsArlene Privette, PhD, Clemson University School of Nursing College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, (updated February 2015) email: ARLENE.PRIVETTE@OCONEEMED.ORGen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165893-
dc.description.abstractDue to a recent federal ruling, the Catawba Indians have been officially recognized by the United States Federal Government. Prior to this ruling, this group had been promised land and restitution in the mid 1800's but had been forgotten and unpaid. This recent ruling entitles the Catawba Indians to Indian Health Services and financial backing which has the potential to facilitate meeting health needs. Due in part to close intergenerational ties as well as a mix with other nationalities, this group has a unique blood factor, H. This blood factor presents this group with many potential problems related to bone marrow transplants and blood transfusions. This population has not been studied to determine whether other health needs are inherent to this group. This investigative study was designed to provide initial data to begin exploring health needs and designing strategies to effectively deal with such problems. This study was requested and partially funded by members of the Catawba Indian Tribe to begin to identify health needs of tribal members in a predominantly rural setting. An initial survey conducted by the Indian Health Service for members living on the Reservation served as a contact with the members. This study explored specific heart related needs, specifically blood pressure and blood components (glucose, enzymes, and cholesterol). A short questionnaire was developed to obtain additional information not previously sought by the Indian Health Service. Data was collected as part of a Health Fair conducted on the Reservation by undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in collaboration with the Nursing Center. The Health Fair was provided at no cost to participants. As a part of their culture, the Catawba Indian Tribe provided lodging, food, and native entertainment for the research team during the Fair. Approval for the study was obtained from the Catawba Indian Chief and the University Institutional Review Board. Analysis of data revealed sources and method of payment for health care. Analysis further revealed significant health concerns for this population. Continuation of this project is underway, as well as involvement of other University disciplines with the Catawba Indians.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:35:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:35:56Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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