The Use of Photovoie to Engage African-American Adolescent Girls in Discussion About Sexual Behavior

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308298
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Use of Photovoie to Engage African-American Adolescent Girls in Discussion About Sexual Behavior
Author(s):
Collins, Michelle L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Michelle L. Collins, DNPc, RN, FNP-BC, sable2224@yahoo.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Background/Significance: In the United States, approximately 50% of all children in poverty are African American and are at increased risk for risky sexual behavior. African American girls have higher incidence and prevalence rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and teen pregnancy when compared to other races. At-risk sexual behavior among this group has been identified as one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality.

Aim: The aims of this study were to explore the perceptions of sexual health among African American adolescents, their decisions pertaining to sexual health, and their sexual health concerns.

Methods: This descriptive study utilized Photovoice and Focus Group methodology with a group of African American adolescents who all received care at a community health center. After informed consent, participants were instructed on the photovoice assignment and procedures. Participant photos were reviewed and the participant was interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. Once all the individual interviews were conducted and transcribed, a focus group was held to discuss themes that emerged.

Results:  Four major themes influenced the sexual health and at-risk sexual behavior of the participants: “It’s the stuff that you see and read” (Social Media), “Out in the open for anybody” (Environment), “My mom, my grandmom, and my baby daddy” (Family), and “Because of the connection” (Peers/Partners). Money proved to be more a motivator and became a poignant fact of how poverty alienates these girls from societal norms as they lack expectations about the future.

Conclusion:  Photovoice offers a viable means to explore the perspective of AA adolescent girls and sexual influences in their lives. The results of this study have implications for primary care providers and provide a guide to assessment and intervention for sexual health behavior.

Keywords:
Sexual behavior; African American adolescent girls; Photovoice
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:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Use of Photovoie to Engage African-American Adolescent Girls in Discussion About Sexual Behavioren_GB
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Michelle L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsMichelle L. Collins, DNPc, RN, FNP-BC, sable2224@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308298-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>Background/Significance:</b> In the United States, approximately 50% of all children in poverty are African American and are at increased risk for risky sexual behavior. African American girls have higher incidence and prevalence rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and teen pregnancy when compared to other races. At-risk sexual behavior among this group has been identified as one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. <p class="APA"><b>Aim: </b>The aims of this study were to explore the perceptions of sexual health among African American adolescents, their decisions pertaining to sexual health, and their sexual health concerns. <p class="APA"><b>Methods: </b>This descriptive study utilized Photovoice and Focus Group methodology with a group of African American adolescents who all received care at a community health center. After informed consent, participants were instructed on the photovoice assignment and procedures. Participant photos were reviewed and the participant was interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. Once all the individual interviews were conducted and transcribed, a focus group was held to discuss themes that emerged. <p class="APA"><b>Results:  </b>Four major<b> </b>themes influenced the sexual health and at-risk sexual behavior of the participants: “It’s the stuff that you see and read” (Social Media), “Out in the open for anybody” (Environment), “My mom, my grandmom, and my baby daddy” (Family), and “Because of the connection” (Peers/Partners).<b> </b>Money proved to be more a motivator and became a poignant fact of how poverty alienates these girls from societal norms as they lack expectations about the future. <p class="APA"><b>Conclusion:  </b>Photovoice offers a viable means to explore the perspective of AA adolescent girls and sexual influences in their lives. The results of this study have implications for primary care providers and provide a guide to assessment and intervention for sexual health behavior.en_GB
dc.subjectSexual behavioren_GB
dc.subjectAfrican American adolescent girlsen_GB
dc.subjectPhotovoiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:30Z-
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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