Using Photovoice to Capture the Meaning of Gardening and What Motivates Refugees to Participate in Gardening Activities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303936
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Photovoice to Capture the Meaning of Gardening and What Motivates Refugees to Participate in Gardening Activities
Author(s):
Grubesic, Ruth B.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Alpha
Author Details:
Ruth B. Grubesic, RN, DrPH, PHCNS, BC, rbgrubesic@schreiner.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: To collect qualitative data, utilizing a technique called PhotoVoice, answering three study questions: Why do you participate in gardening? Does access to fresh produce from the garden affect food choices? How does gardening impact you and your family?

Methods: Fifteen refugee participants (from two refugee communities) agreed to ,participate. Two training sessions were given: 1. teach participants the Photovoice concept, 2. teach use of the digital camera. Participants spent 4 weeks taking photos aligning to the study questions. Captions were prepared for each selected photo. A photo display with the 5 photos and captions was prepared for each participant. A photo exhibit was given in the community to disseminate the findings,

Results: Five themes emerged; Gardening is good for health, vegetables are tasty, it is peaceful to garden, pride in growing their own vegetables and harvesting, and socialization while gardening. These themes describe the reasons why the participants like to garden,

Conclusion: Food security is an issue among refugee communities. Access to a garden and the produce from a garden provides fresh, affordable food. Gardening increases physical activity and consumption of healthy produce. Future intervention will include methods to encourage other vulnerable populations to participate in gardening.

Keywords:
Refugee Populations; Photovoice; Community Gardening
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleUsing Photovoice to Capture the Meaning of Gardening and What Motivates Refugees to Participate in Gardening Activitiesen
dc.contributor.authorGrubesic, Ruth B.en
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Alphaen
dc.author.detailsRuth B. Grubesic, RN, DrPH, PHCNS, BC, rbgrubesic@schreiner.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303936-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> To collect qualitative data, utilizing a technique called PhotoVoice, answering three study questions: Why do you participate in gardening? Does access to fresh produce from the garden affect food choices? How does gardening impact you and your family? <p><b>Methods: </b> Fifteen refugee participants (from two refugee communities) agreed to ,participate. Two training sessions were given: 1. teach participants the Photovoice concept, 2. teach use of the digital camera. Participants spent 4 weeks taking photos aligning to the study questions. Captions were prepared for each selected photo. A photo display with the 5 photos and captions was prepared for each participant. A photo exhibit was given in the community to disseminate the findings, <p><b>Results: </b> Five themes emerged; Gardening is good for health, vegetables are tasty, it is peaceful to garden, pride in growing their own vegetables and harvesting, and socialization while gardening. These themes describe the reasons why the participants like to garden, <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Food security is an issue among refugee communities. Access to a garden and the produce from a garden provides fresh, affordable food. Gardening increases physical activity and consumption of healthy produce. Future intervention will include methods to encourage other vulnerable populations to participate in gardening.en
dc.subjectRefugee Populationsen
dc.subjectPhotovoiceen
dc.subjectCommunity Gardeningen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:13Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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