Perceived Health Care Needs of a Select Arab-American Population in Northeast PA

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308144
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceived Health Care Needs of a Select Arab-American Population in Northeast PA
Author(s):
Leh, Sandra Kundrik
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Rho
Author Details:
Sandra Kundrik Leh, PhD, RN, CNE, skleh@cedarcrest.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose:

The purpose of this research is to discover and describe the health care perceptions and experiences of a select group of Arab-Americans residing in northeastern Pennsylvania. The manner in which health care is provided will be identified. Perceptions of culturally sensitive health care delivery will be explored. By understanding the community’s perceptions of health and attitudes toward health care delivery, specific interventions and plans of care can be developed to better meet the needs of a diverse and underserved population. Study findings will ultimately enhance student nurses’ ability to provide culturally congruent care and lead towards the goal of reducing health disparities in an underserved population. 

Methods:

This qualitative study is being conducted using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methods as a framework.  CBPR is an alternative to traditional population-based research that facilitates active partnership and collaboration between researchers and community members. This methodology gives the investigator a better opportunity to learn about health issues facing the community, design culturally sensitive interventions, and promote community participation in the research process. The primary goal of CBPR is to empower the community to take an active role in solving its own health problems by becoming involved in the research not only as participants but as investigators and expert sources. Community involvement with the research process leads to the development of more effective culturally appropriate methods and communication during the research process.

Results:

Research in progress

Conclusion:

This poster will outline the CBPR research process including recruitment of participants, data collection and analysis as well as the challenges encountered while using CBPR as a research method for this particular study.

Keywords:
Arab Americans; Community based participatory research; community health nursing
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.titlePerceived Health Care Needs of a Select Arab-American Population in Northeast PAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeh, Sandra Kundriken_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Rhoen_GB
dc.author.detailsSandra Kundrik Leh, PhD, RN, CNE, skleh@cedarcrest.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308144-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b><p>The purpose of this research is to discover and describe the health care perceptions and experiences of a select group of Arab-Americans residing in northeastern Pennsylvania. The manner in which health care is provided will be identified. Perceptions of culturally sensitive health care delivery will be explored. By understanding the community’s perceptions of health and attitudes toward health care delivery, specific interventions and plans of care can be developed to better meet the needs of a diverse and underserved population. Study findings will ultimately enhance student nurses’ ability to provide culturally congruent care and lead towards the goal of reducing health disparities in an underserved population.  <p><b>Methods: </b><p>This qualitative study is being conducted using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methods as a framework.  CBPR is an alternative to traditional population-based research that facilitates active partnership and collaboration between researchers and community members. This methodology gives the investigator a better opportunity to learn about health issues facing the community, design culturally sensitive interventions, and promote community participation in the research process. The primary goal of CBPR is to empower the community to take an active role in solving its own health problems by becoming involved in the research not only as participants but as investigators and expert sources. Community involvement with the research process leads to the development of more effective culturally appropriate methods and communication during the research process. <p><b>Results: </b><p>Research in progress <p><b>Conclusion: </b><p>This poster will outline the CBPR research process including recruitment of participants, data collection and analysis as well as the challenges encountered while using CBPR as a research method for this particular study.en_GB
dc.subjectArab Americansen_GB
dc.subjectCommunity based participatory researchen_GB
dc.subjectcommunity health nursingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:28Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:28Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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