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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166322
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mexican American Women's Experiences With Condoms
Author(s):
Davila, Yolanda
Author Details:
Yolanda Davila, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Schoolof Nursing, San Antonio, Texas, USA, email: davilay@uthscsa.edu
Abstract:
Hispanic women account for less than eight percent of the total U.S. population and represent 20% of all AIDS cases in women (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 1993). Correct and consistent condom use with each act of intercourse is an important method of HIV prevention as there is no vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS infection. The threat of male violence has only recently been recognized as a potential barrier to condom use among Hispanic women and little factual information is available. Therefore, the purpose of this pilot study is to determine the perceived or actual violent responses Hispanic women of Mexican American origin experience when they request their male sexual partners to use condoms. The specific aims of this study are: 1. To determine the incidence and types of verbal abuse reported by Mexican American women when they request condom use by their male partners (for example: obscene language and threats of harm to a woman). 2. To determine the incidence and types of physical abuse reported by Mexican American women when they request condom use by their male partners (for example: slapping, choking, kicking, and/or forced sexual activity without condom use). 3. To determine how the experience of actual or perceived abuse influences Mexican American women's condom requests or consent to sex without condom use. This pilot proposal will employ an exploratory descriptive design and a nonprobability sample (N=20). Participation will be limited to lower socioeconomic Hispanic women of Mexican American origin, 18 years of age or above, who utilize a free community health care facility. Data will be collected from responses to an audiotaped semi-structured interview and submitted to content analysis. Data will be initially coded for themes and then compared, clustered, and organized into mutually exclusive categories. Information gathered through this pilot proposal has the potential to identify a previously unexplored barrier to condom use among Hispanic women. Results from this proposal may assist nurses to develop culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS educational programs which can prevent or reduce HIV/AIDS infection among Hispanic women.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
This 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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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMexican American Women's Experiences With Condomsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavila, Yolandaen_US
dc.author.detailsYolanda Davila, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Schoolof Nursing, San Antonio, Texas, USA, email: davilay@uthscsa.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166322-
dc.description.abstractHispanic women account for less than eight percent of the total U.S. population and represent 20% of all AIDS cases in women (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 1993). Correct and consistent condom use with each act of intercourse is an important method of HIV prevention as there is no vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS infection. The threat of male violence has only recently been recognized as a potential barrier to condom use among Hispanic women and little factual information is available. Therefore, the purpose of this pilot study is to determine the perceived or actual violent responses Hispanic women of Mexican American origin experience when they request their male sexual partners to use condoms. The specific aims of this study are: 1. To determine the incidence and types of verbal abuse reported by Mexican American women when they request condom use by their male partners (for example: obscene language and threats of harm to a woman). 2. To determine the incidence and types of physical abuse reported by Mexican American women when they request condom use by their male partners (for example: slapping, choking, kicking, and/or forced sexual activity without condom use). 3. To determine how the experience of actual or perceived abuse influences Mexican American women's condom requests or consent to sex without condom use. This pilot proposal will employ an exploratory descriptive design and a nonprobability sample (N=20). Participation will be limited to lower socioeconomic Hispanic women of Mexican American origin, 18 years of age or above, who utilize a free community health care facility. Data will be collected from responses to an audiotaped semi-structured interview and submitted to content analysis. Data will be initially coded for themes and then compared, clustered, and organized into mutually exclusive categories. Information gathered through this pilot proposal has the potential to identify a previously unexplored barrier to condom use among Hispanic women. Results from this proposal may assist nurses to develop culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS educational programs which can prevent or reduce HIV/AIDS infection among Hispanic women.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:44:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:44:48Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
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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