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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304061
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Photovoice with a Vulnerable Population to Inform Policy Change
Author(s):
Cannistraci, Patricia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Pi
Author Details:
Patricia Cannistraci, DNS, RN, CNE, patricia.cannistraci@gmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose:

Multiple national initiatives have established a focus on improving health, promoting healthy aging and preventing further disability from chronic disease among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Despite the recognized importance of health promotion, increased health disparities exist among this population. The literature reveals a lower fitness level, poor nutrition, and a general sedentary lifestyle have increased risk for chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, dental disease, and vision problems. Notably lacking in the literature is inquiry of what these individuals perceive as facilitators and barriers to health. This study listened to the voice of participants with I/DD in an effort to identify their reality of health, inform practice and society at large of this priority, and shape health policy.

Methods:

This qualitative study explored facilitators and barriers to health and wellness among participants using Photovoice and photo elicitation methodologies. Photovoice has been used to gather data when conducting research with vulnerable or marginalized populations who often times are not able to find voice or are represented by proxy voice. In addition, perceptions of support staff ' key community members who are charged with facilitating health and wellness for the individual they support, were gathered through a focus group meeting.

Results:

In total six facilitator themes and three barrier themes were revealed around health and wellness for the participants. Of great significance was the ability of the participants to be articulate and savvy in using cameras to capture daily realities and provide descriptions and context around their photos.

Conclusion:

While facilitators and barriers were similar to those of the general populations, a crucial observation was that participants were able to generate the study data, thus changing how we come to know about health and wellness and challenging assumptions about the ability of participants to inform practice and policy.

Keywords:
Health Disparities; Photovoice; Intellectual/developmental Disability
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.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleUsing Photovoice with a Vulnerable Population to Inform Policy Changeen
dc.contributor.authorCannistraci, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Pien
dc.author.detailsPatricia Cannistraci, DNS, RN, CNE, patricia.cannistraci@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304061-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Multiple national initiatives have established a focus on improving health, promoting healthy aging and preventing further disability from chronic disease among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Despite the recognized importance of health promotion, increased health disparities exist among this population. The literature reveals a lower fitness level, poor nutrition, and a general sedentary lifestyle have increased risk for chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, dental disease, and vision problems. Notably lacking in the literature is inquiry of what these individuals perceive as facilitators and barriers to health. This study listened to the voice of participants with I/DD in an effort to identify their reality of health, inform practice and society at large of this priority, and shape health policy. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>This qualitative study explored facilitators and barriers to health and wellness among participants using Photovoice and photo elicitation methodologies. Photovoice has been used to gather data when conducting research with vulnerable or marginalized populations who often times are not able to find voice or are represented by proxy voice. In addition, perceptions of support staff ' key community members who are charged with facilitating health and wellness for the individual they support, were gathered through a focus group meeting. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>In total six facilitator themes and three barrier themes were revealed around health and wellness for the participants. Of great significance was the ability of the participants to be articulate and savvy in using cameras to capture daily realities and provide descriptions and context around their photos. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>While facilitators and barriers were similar to those of the general populations, a crucial observation was that participants were able to generate the study data, thus changing how we come to know about health and wellness and challenging assumptions about the ability of participants to inform practice and policy.en
dc.subjectHealth Disparitiesen
dc.subjectPhotovoiceen
dc.subjectIntellectual/developmental Disabilityen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:28Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:28Z-
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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