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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211547
Type:
Research Study
Title:
LATINO ADULTS UNDERSTANDING OF THE HEALTH PROMOTING LIFESTYLE PROFILE II
Abstract:
Purpose: To uncover the meanings of responses to the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II) for Latino adults with or at risk for type 2 diabetes in two faith communities in southwest Idaho. Background:  The HPLP II Spanish version of the HPLP developed by Walker (1997) was used to ascertain the health promoting behaviors of Latino adults. The instrument is a 52-item rating scale measuring the frequency of self-reported health behaviors on six subscales, 1) health promoting lifestyle responsibility, 2) physical activity, 3) nutrition, 4) spiritual growth, 5) interpersonal relations, and 6) stress management. The responses are recorded on a 4 point descriptive likert scale.  Results are summed and averaged to obtain a score for the subscales and the overall HPLP II. Higher scores reflect greater participation in health promoting behavior. The Spanish language version of the instrument was developed using a translation and back translation method. However,  there was no method used to determine cultural equivalence. It is not known how Latino adults interpreted the HPLP survey items which were developed using a Eurocentric framework. Methods: The research question for this study is: What does health promotion mean for Latino adults who are at risk for type 2 diabetes? Members of the Latino community recruited participants via telephone to participate in focus groups. The first two focus groups were conducted in English and Spanish to uncover the cultural understanding of questionnaire items. Recordings were transcribed and translated for cultural meaning and equivalence. Data analysis included repeated reading to gain a sense of the entirety of the transcript, note taking of content areas, grouping of content and developing categories. The categories will be revised as new information is obtained through subsequent focus groups. Results: Preliminary results show participants understanding of health is inextricably meshed to their view of the future and belief that dreams can be achieved. Thus, for this population health is conceptualized to include activities aimed at reaching success. Healthy behaviors were expanded to include communication patterns between family members and the immediate community. Two additional focus groups will be conducted to ensure a breadth and depth of data has been obtained. Implications: The HPLP II results along with the clarification of this population’s interpretation of the survey items will  be used to develop a culturally appropriate health promotion intervention. It is incumbent upon researchers to carefully examine standardized instruments for cultural relevance before implementing interventions designed to improve health promoting lifestyles.
Keywords:
Latino adults; Type 2 diabetes; Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
5444
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleLATINO ADULTS UNDERSTANDING OF THE HEALTH PROMOTING LIFESTYLE PROFILE IIen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211547-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To uncover the meanings of responses to the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II) for Latino adults with or at risk for type 2 diabetes in two faith communities in southwest Idaho. Background:  The HPLP II Spanish version of the HPLP developed by Walker (1997) was used to ascertain the health promoting behaviors of Latino adults. The instrument is a 52-item rating scale measuring the frequency of self-reported health behaviors on six subscales, 1) health promoting lifestyle responsibility, 2) physical activity, 3) nutrition, 4) spiritual growth, 5) interpersonal relations, and 6) stress management. The responses are recorded on a 4 point descriptive likert scale.  Results are summed and averaged to obtain a score for the subscales and the overall HPLP II. Higher scores reflect greater participation in health promoting behavior. The Spanish language version of the instrument was developed using a translation and back translation method. However,  there was no method used to determine cultural equivalence. It is not known how Latino adults interpreted the HPLP survey items which were developed using a Eurocentric framework. Methods: The research question for this study is: What does health promotion mean for Latino adults who are at risk for type 2 diabetes? Members of the Latino community recruited participants via telephone to participate in focus groups. The first two focus groups were conducted in English and Spanish to uncover the cultural understanding of questionnaire items. Recordings were transcribed and translated for cultural meaning and equivalence. Data analysis included repeated reading to gain a sense of the entirety of the transcript, note taking of content areas, grouping of content and developing categories. The categories will be revised as new information is obtained through subsequent focus groups. Results: Preliminary results show participants understanding of health is inextricably meshed to their view of the future and belief that dreams can be achieved. Thus, for this population health is conceptualized to include activities aimed at reaching success. Healthy behaviors were expanded to include communication patterns between family members and the immediate community. Two additional focus groups will be conducted to ensure a breadth and depth of data has been obtained. Implications: The HPLP II results along with the clarification of this population’s interpretation of the survey items will  be used to develop a culturally appropriate health promotion intervention. It is incumbent upon researchers to carefully examine standardized instruments for cultural relevance before implementing interventions designed to improve health promoting lifestyles.en_GB
dc.subjectLatino adultsen_GB
dc.subjectType 2 diabetesen_GB
dc.subjectHealth Promoting Lifestyle Profile IIen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:01:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:01:35Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:01:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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