The Effect of a Promotora-guided Educational Intervention and Partner Presence in Improving Condom Use Self-efficacy Amongst Partnered Latino Adults

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621228
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Text-based Document
Type:
Dissertation
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Quantitative Research
Title:
The Effect of a Promotora-guided Educational Intervention and Partner Presence in Improving Condom Use Self-efficacy Amongst Partnered Latino Adults
Author(s):
Levenson, Shirley
Additional Author Information:
Shirley Levenson, BSN, MSN
Advisors:
Cesario, Sandra; Landrum, Peggy A.; Foster, Janet
Degree:
PhD
Degree Year:
2010
Grantor:
Texas Woman's University
Abstract:

This study examined the effect of a promotora guided educational intervention in order to improve condom use within the Latino community. Effective and culturally appropriate strategies for promoting condom use within the Hispanic/Latino community in the United States are needed urgently because of the high prevalence of infection with unwanted pregnancy, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases in the Hispanic/Latino groups.

This was a quasi-experimental two-group pretest-posttest study. The treatment group received an educational intervention that was conducted in English and Spanish in a closed classroom setting. Data were compared among the women entered at the 10 separate sessions as well as compared between the control and treatment groups. There were no significant differences in the 2 groups and the same CUSES scales were used for pre and post intervention.

The study hypothesis was supported by the data. Significant differences between the treatment and control groups at 6 weeks post intervention were found in the CUSES instrument and question number 30, Number of times couples used condoms in the past 30 days. The women in the treatment group reported higher scores in condom use self efficacy and the use of condoms in the past 30 days. There were no significant differences within the control group at 6 weeks post intervention.

Several conclusions and implications can be made regarding the study. Latina's are at a higher risk for developing STD's even if they are in committed relationships. More culturally sensitive classes can be effective teaching women in this population and this educational intervention can serve as a model for other teaching programs. Also, professional healthcare providers who utilize culturally sensitive approaches to their Latino clients will decrease STD morbidity rates in the community they provide care. This study may be useful in helping both healthcare providers and community groups who help raise health awareness in understanding Latino participants in future studies.

Research studies examining Latino couples and condom use have been limited. Therefore, future studies will add to the existing knowledge of reducing STD morbidity through increasing Latino's condom use self efficacy and their understanding of the use of condoms in a committed relationship.

Keywords:
Latino adults; Condom Use; Educational Intervention
CINAHL Headings:
Condoms--Utilization; Condoms; HIV Infections--Prevention and Control; HIV Infections; Patient Education; Sexually Transmitted Diseases--Prevention and Control; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Hispanics; Pregnancy, Unwanted; United States
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This dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 3430040; ProQuest document ID: 760988638. The author still retains copyright.
Note:
This item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
Repository Posting Date:
2017-03-01T21:55:27Z
Date of Publication:
2017-03-01

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorCesario, Sandraen
dc.contributor.advisorLandrum, Peggy A.en
dc.contributor.advisorFoster, Janeten
dc.contributor.authorLevenson, Shirleyen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T21:55:27Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-01T21:55:27Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621228-
dc.descriptionThis dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 3430040; ProQuest document ID: 760988638. The author still retains copyright.en
dc.description.abstract<p>This study examined the effect of a promotora guided educational intervention in order to improve condom use within the Latino community. Effective and culturally appropriate strategies for promoting condom use within the Hispanic/Latino community in the United States are needed urgently because of the high prevalence of infection with unwanted pregnancy, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases in the Hispanic/Latino groups.</p> <p>This was a quasi-experimental two-group pretest-posttest study. The treatment group received an educational intervention that was conducted in English and Spanish in a closed classroom setting. Data were compared among the women entered at the 10 separate sessions as well as compared between the control and treatment groups. There were no significant differences in the 2 groups and the same CUSES scales were used for pre and post intervention.</p> <p>The study hypothesis was supported by the data. Significant differences between the treatment and control groups at 6 weeks post intervention were found in the CUSES instrument and question number 30, Number of times couples used condoms in the past 30 days. The women in the treatment group reported higher scores in condom use self efficacy and the use of condoms in the past 30 days. There were no significant differences within the control group at 6 weeks post intervention.</p> <p>Several conclusions and implications can be made regarding the study. Latina's are at a higher risk for developing STD's even if they are in committed relationships. More culturally sensitive classes can be effective teaching women in this population and this educational intervention can serve as a model for other teaching programs. Also, professional healthcare providers who utilize culturally sensitive approaches to their Latino clients will decrease STD morbidity rates in the community they provide care. This study may be useful in helping both healthcare providers and community groups who help raise health awareness in understanding Latino participants in future studies.</p> <p>Research studies examining Latino couples and condom use have been limited. Therefore, future studies will add to the existing knowledge of reducing STD morbidity through increasing Latino's condom use self efficacy and their understanding of the use of condoms in a committed relationship.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectLatino adultsen
dc.subjectCondom Useen
dc.subjectEducational Interventionen
dc.titleThe Effect of a Promotora-guided Educational Intervention and Partner Presence in Improving Condom Use Self-efficacy Amongst Partnered Latino Adultsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen
thesis.degree.levelPhDen
dc.description.noteThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.en
dc.primary-author.detailsShirley Levenson, BSN, MSNen
thesis.degree.year2010en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachQuantitative Researchen
dc.subject.cinahlCondoms--Utilizationen
dc.subject.cinahlCondomsen
dc.subject.cinahlHIV Infections--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlHIV Infectionsen
dc.subject.cinahlPatient Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlSexually Transmitted Diseases--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlSexually Transmitted Diseasesen
dc.subject.cinahlHispanicsen
dc.subject.cinahlPregnancy, Unwanteden
dc.subject.cinahlUnited Statesen
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