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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211555
Type:
Research Study
Title:
UNDERSTANDING HEALTH PROMOTION BEHAVIORS AMONG YOUNG MEN OF COLOR
Abstract:
Purposes/Aims: The purpose of this proposed study is to build on formative research I conducted while pursuing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. The goal of this research is to engage a group of Latino men between the ages of 18 and 25 in identifying critical information needed to create a culturally and contextually relevant sexual and reproductive health promotion program, which will then be piloted in the next phase of this developing program of research. A community based advisory board of 18-25 year old Latino men will be convened to identify the areas of sexual and reproductive health relevant to this group of men and be the focus of education efforts. The members of the advisory board will be invited to participate in a series of focus groups to elicit their perceptions of what is the major sexual and reproductive health issues young Latino men face. Rationale/Conceptual Basis/Background: A major obstacle to developing an effective sexual and reproductive health promotion program for this population is our lack of understanding of how young Latino men view their sexual and reproductive health needs. My preliminary work with young Latino men 18-25 years old indicates that they have a need to develop a more in-depth knowledge about sexual behavior, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and risk behaviors. Historically the focus of sexual and reproductive health has been women. However, in recent years there has been a call for a more balanced approach to the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services that include men. Community-based participatory research is an alternative research paradigm that seeks to involve a community in development of research projects (Minkler & Wallerstein, 2008). Methods: A community based advisory board of 18-25 year old Latino men will be convened to identify the areas of sexual and reproductive health relevant to this group of men and be the focus of educational efforts. Subsequently, the members of the advisory board will be invited to participate in a series of focus groups to elicit their perceptions of the major sexual and reproductive health issues young Latino men face. Focus groups will be audio taped and transcribed for analysis. Results: The results from this study will be used to create a culturally and contextually relevant sexual and reproductive health promotion program. Implications: Findings from this pilot study will be used to apply for extramural funding.
Keywords:
Latino male health; Health promotion behaviors
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
5468
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleUNDERSTANDING HEALTH PROMOTION BEHAVIORS AMONG YOUNG MEN OF COLORen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211555-
dc.description.abstractPurposes/Aims: The purpose of this proposed study is to build on formative research I conducted while pursuing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. The goal of this research is to engage a group of Latino men between the ages of 18 and 25 in identifying critical information needed to create a culturally and contextually relevant sexual and reproductive health promotion program, which will then be piloted in the next phase of this developing program of research. A community based advisory board of 18-25 year old Latino men will be convened to identify the areas of sexual and reproductive health relevant to this group of men and be the focus of education efforts. The members of the advisory board will be invited to participate in a series of focus groups to elicit their perceptions of what is the major sexual and reproductive health issues young Latino men face. Rationale/Conceptual Basis/Background: A major obstacle to developing an effective sexual and reproductive health promotion program for this population is our lack of understanding of how young Latino men view their sexual and reproductive health needs. My preliminary work with young Latino men 18-25 years old indicates that they have a need to develop a more in-depth knowledge about sexual behavior, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and risk behaviors. Historically the focus of sexual and reproductive health has been women. However, in recent years there has been a call for a more balanced approach to the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services that include men. Community-based participatory research is an alternative research paradigm that seeks to involve a community in development of research projects (Minkler & Wallerstein, 2008). Methods: A community based advisory board of 18-25 year old Latino men will be convened to identify the areas of sexual and reproductive health relevant to this group of men and be the focus of educational efforts. Subsequently, the members of the advisory board will be invited to participate in a series of focus groups to elicit their perceptions of the major sexual and reproductive health issues young Latino men face. Focus groups will be audio taped and transcribed for analysis. Results: The results from this study will be used to create a culturally and contextually relevant sexual and reproductive health promotion program. Implications: Findings from this pilot study will be used to apply for extramural funding.en_GB
dc.subjectLatino male healthen_GB
dc.subjectHealth promotion behaviorsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:02:03Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:02:03Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:02:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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