"Don't Leave Us Out" Civic Literacy: Older Mexican-American Women and Cervical Cancer Screening

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335505
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Don't Leave Us Out" Civic Literacy: Older Mexican-American Women and Cervical Cancer Screening
Author(s):
Flores, Bertha Eloisa; Brown, Sharon; Gill, Sara; Mackert, Michael; Arevalo-Flechas, Lyda
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Bertha Eloisa Flores, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, floresb2@uthscsa.edu; Sharon Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sara Gill, PhD, RN; Michael Mackert, PhD, RN; Lyda Arevalo-Flechas, PhD, MSN, BSN
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Describe the health literacy knowledge and experiences of English and/or Spanish speaking older women of Mexican American ancestry as they relate to cervical cancer screening following Zarcadoolas et al. (2005) model of health literacy which descries four domains; fundamental literacy, science literacy, cultural literacy and civic literacy. Methods: A qualitative study design was conducted using focus group and individual interviews in English and Spanish. A moderator guide was developed following Zarcadoolas et al. (2005) health literacy framework. Participants were presented with two brochures one from the Texas Department of State and health Services and one from the Centers for disease Control (CDC). A purposeful convenience and snowball sample of thirty women 50 and older were recruited to participate. Interviews were audio taped and transcribed in its original language. Content analysis was used to analyze data and matrices were developed. Codes and themes in Spanish were translated to the target language for meaning. Bilingual researchers concurred with translations from Spanish to English. Results: Participants reported receiving health information from different sources including, doctor’s offices, TV, women’s magazines. Participants were not aware of government programs available such as the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) or educational government websites through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or the Texas Department of State Health Services. All participants preferred simple and easy to read text and graphics from the Texas Department of State Health Services. However participants did not like the brochure from the CDC, it was “too busy” and presented too much information. Participants said that the brochures did not apply to women of their age and lacked of age representation. Participants recommended adding pictures of older women. The following statements best describe the overall sentiments “We need another viejita” [little old lady] and “Don’t leave us out”. Conclusion: Further efforts are needed to develop national health polices and educational campaigns which are inclusive of all populations including older Mexican American women. Global communication efforts through different mediums aimed at improving health promotion practices which are cultural, linguistic and age appropriate will aide in decreasing this health disparity gap.
Keywords:
Health Disparities; TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE; Mexican American
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title"Don't Leave Us Out" Civic Literacy: Older Mexican-American Women and Cervical Cancer Screeningen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFlores, Bertha Eloisaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Sharonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGill, Saraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMackert, Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArevalo-Flechas, Lydaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsBertha Eloisa Flores, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, floresb2@uthscsa.edu; Sharon Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sara Gill, PhD, RN; Michael Mackert, PhD, RN; Lyda Arevalo-Flechas, PhD, MSN, BSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335505-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Describe the health literacy knowledge and experiences of English and/or Spanish speaking older women of Mexican American ancestry as they relate to cervical cancer screening following Zarcadoolas et al. (2005) model of health literacy which descries four domains; fundamental literacy, science literacy, cultural literacy and civic literacy. Methods: A qualitative study design was conducted using focus group and individual interviews in English and Spanish. A moderator guide was developed following Zarcadoolas et al. (2005) health literacy framework. Participants were presented with two brochures one from the Texas Department of State and health Services and one from the Centers for disease Control (CDC). A purposeful convenience and snowball sample of thirty women 50 and older were recruited to participate. Interviews were audio taped and transcribed in its original language. Content analysis was used to analyze data and matrices were developed. Codes and themes in Spanish were translated to the target language for meaning. Bilingual researchers concurred with translations from Spanish to English. Results: Participants reported receiving health information from different sources including, doctor’s offices, TV, women’s magazines. Participants were not aware of government programs available such as the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) or educational government websites through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or the Texas Department of State Health Services. All participants preferred simple and easy to read text and graphics from the Texas Department of State Health Services. However participants did not like the brochure from the CDC, it was “too busy” and presented too much information. Participants said that the brochures did not apply to women of their age and lacked of age representation. Participants recommended adding pictures of older women. The following statements best describe the overall sentiments “We need another viejita” [little old lady] and “Don’t leave us out”. Conclusion: Further efforts are needed to develop national health polices and educational campaigns which are inclusive of all populations including older Mexican American women. Global communication efforts through different mediums aimed at improving health promotion practices which are cultural, linguistic and age appropriate will aide in decreasing this health disparity gap.en_GB
dc.subjectHealth Disparitiesen_GB
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen_GB
dc.subjectMexican Americanen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:54:01Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:54:01Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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