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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303941
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
SEPA-O Intervention: An HIV Prevention Intervention for Older Hispanic Women
Author(s):
Cianelli, Rosina; Villegas, Natalia; Peragallo, Nilda (Nena)
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Tau
Author Details:
Rosina Cianelli, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, rcianelli@miami.edu; Natalia Villegas, PhD, MSN, RN; Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, DrPH, RN, FAAN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: Successful HIV prevention and intervention strategies that target older minority populations are virtually nonexistent. Specially, Older Hispanic Women (OHW), historically have received relatively little HIV related attention. In the U.S., OHW are a minority, however they represent 23.3% of the HIV cases among Hispanic women. HIV prevention programs tailored to the needs and cultural patterns of OHW have not been tested. The purpose of the study is to examine the acceptability and feasibility of SEPA-O (Salud/Health, Educación/Education, Promoción/Promotion, y/and Autocuidado/Self-care), an intervention specifically designed for OHW responding to the urgent needs of this group of women.

Methods: Ten women participated in the pilot testing of SEPA-O intervention, in Miami, Florida. SEPA-O consisted of four sessions, two hours a week. OHW learned and discussed various topics related to menopause and age related changes, sexual life, intimate partner violence and substance use and how to protect themselves from HIV. Eligibility criteria included: self identified as Hispanic, being 50 years and older and reporting sexual activity within the past 6 months. Recruitment was done in NGOs and public areas.

Results: Overall, participants were “satisfied” with the intervention. They reported that the topics were relevant to their culture and age group. Specifically, women commented that dialogues focused on cultural perceptions and attitudes were helpful and allowed them to self-identify with the information provided in the group. In addition, the majority of women stated that discussions of sexuality and aging as well as age-related biological changes were useful.

Conclusion: These findings suggest that SEPA-O is both acceptable and feasible for OHW that participated in the pilot study. Future studies should examine the efficacy of SEPA-O in a randomized controlled trial with OHW. SEPA-O should be disseminated to community-based organizations and adapted to other older populations at high risk of acquiring HIV.

Keywords:
OLDER HISPANIC WOMEN; HIV PREVENTION; CULTURALLY=SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
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.
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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSEPA-O Intervention: An HIV Prevention Intervention for Older Hispanic Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCianelli, Rosinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVillegas, Nataliaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPeragallo, Nilda (Nena)en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Tauen_GB
dc.author.detailsRosina Cianelli, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, rcianelli@miami.edu; Natalia Villegas, PhD, MSN, RN; Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, DrPH, RN, FAAN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303941-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b></b> Successful HIV prevention and intervention strategies that target older minority populations are virtually nonexistent. Specially, Older Hispanic Women (OHW), historically have received relatively little HIV related attention. In the U.S., OHW are a minority, however they represent 23.3% of the HIV cases among Hispanic women. HIV prevention programs tailored to the needs and cultural patterns of OHW have not been tested. The purpose of the study is to examine the acceptability and feasibility of SEPA-O (<i>Salud</i>/Health, <i>Educación</i>/Education, <i>Promoción</i>/Promotion, <i>y/</i>and <i>Autocuidado</i>/Self-care), an intervention specifically designed for OHW responding to the urgent needs of this group of women. <p><b><b>Methods: </b> </b>Ten women participated in the pilot testing of SEPA-O intervention, in Miami, Florida. SEPA-O consisted of four sessions, two hours a week. OHW learned and discussed various topics related to menopause and age related changes, sexual life, intimate partner violence and substance use and how to protect themselves from HIV. Eligibility criteria included: self identified as Hispanic, being 50 years and older and reporting sexual activity within the past 6 months. Recruitment was done in NGOs and public areas. <p><b><b>Results</b>: </b> Overall, participants were “satisfied” with the intervention. They reported that the topics were relevant to their culture and age group. Specifically, women commented that dialogues focused on cultural perceptions and attitudes were helpful and allowed them to self-identify with the information provided in the group. In addition, the majority of women stated that discussions of sexuality and aging as well as age-related biological changes were useful. <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b></b> These findings suggest that SEPA-O is both acceptable and feasible for OHW that participated in the pilot study. Future studies should examine the efficacy of SEPA-O in a randomized controlled trial with OHW. SEPA-O should be disseminated to community-based organizations and adapted to other older populations at high risk of acquiring HIV.en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER HISPANIC WOMENen_GB
dc.subjectHIV PREVENTIONen_GB
dc.subjectCULTURALLY=SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONSen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:18Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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