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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304150
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Comparison of Sexual Behaviors of Hispanic Men by Sexual Orientation
Author(s):
De Santis, Joseph P.; Provencio-Vasquez, Elias
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Tau
Author Details:
Joseph P. De Santis, PhD, ARNP, ACRN, jdesantis@miami.edu; Elias Provencio-Vasquez, PhD, NP, FAAN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose:

Hispanic men in the United States experience disproportionate rates of HIV and STIs resulting from high risk sexual behaviors.  Previous research with the general population of Hispanic men has identified factors that are related and may contribute to high risk sexual behaviors.  Hispanic men who have sex with men (HMSM) may experience social discrimination, racism, and poverty leading to psychological distress that may promote high risk sexual behaviors.  Given these additional psychosocial stressors that HMSM experience, HMSM may be at a greater risk for high risk sexual behaviors when compared to heterosexual Hispanic men.  Despite the body of research on sexual risk behaviors among Hispanic men, no study to date has compared the sexual risk behaviors of Hispanic men by sexual orientation. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare sexual behaviors by sexual orientation.

Methods:

A cross-sectional descriptive design was used to collect data from 164 community-dwelling Hispanic men (i.e., 82 heterosexual men and 82 HMSM).  Participants were recruited from community-based venues that cater to or provide services to Hispanic men in the South Florida area. Participants completed standardized measures of sexual risk behaviors, sexual orientation, and demographic characteristics. 

Results:

Descriptive statistics, t-test, and chi-square analysis were used to compare the sexual behaviors by sexual orientation. Exact results of this study are not yet available since data analysis is in progress.  Preliminary findings have suggested differences in sexual behaviors when stratified by sexual orientation.

Conclusion:

As a population, Hispanic men continue to experience health disparities in HIV/STI rates.  More research is needed to understand the role that sexual orientation plays in sexual risk behaviors among Hispanic men.

Keywords:
HIV risk; Hispanics; Sexual behaviors
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Comparison of Sexual Behaviors of Hispanic Men by Sexual Orientationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDe Santis, Joseph P.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorProvencio-Vasquez, Eliasen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Tauen_GB
dc.author.detailsJoseph P. De Santis, PhD, ARNP, ACRN, jdesantis@miami.edu; Elias Provencio-Vasquez, PhD, NP, FAAN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304150-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Hispanic men in the United States experience disproportionate rates of HIV and STIs resulting from high risk sexual behaviors.  Previous research with the general population of Hispanic men has identified factors that are related and may contribute to high risk sexual behaviors.  Hispanic men who have sex with men (HMSM) may experience social discrimination, racism, and poverty leading to psychological distress that may promote high risk sexual behaviors.  Given these additional psychosocial stressors that HMSM experience, HMSM may be at a greater risk for high risk sexual behaviors when compared to heterosexual Hispanic men.  Despite the body of research on sexual risk behaviors among Hispanic men, no study to date has compared the sexual risk behaviors of Hispanic men by sexual orientation. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare sexual behaviors by sexual orientation. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A cross-sectional descriptive design was used to collect data from 164 community-dwelling Hispanic men (i.e., 82 heterosexual men and 82 HMSM).  Participants were recruited from community-based venues that cater to or provide services to Hispanic men in the South Florida area. Participants completed standardized measures of sexual risk behaviors, sexual orientation, and demographic characteristics.  <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Descriptive statistics, t-test, and chi-square analysis were used to compare the sexual behaviors by sexual orientation. Exact results of this study are not yet available since data analysis is in progress.  Preliminary findings have suggested differences in sexual behaviors when stratified by sexual orientation. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>As a population, Hispanic men continue to experience health disparities in HIV/STI rates.  More research is needed to understand the role that sexual orientation plays in sexual risk behaviors among Hispanic men.en_GB
dc.subjectHIV risken_GB
dc.subjectHispanicsen_GB
dc.subjectSexual behaviorsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:02Z-
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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