Participation in SEPA, a Sexual and Relational Health Intervention for Hispanic Women

Victoria Mitrani, Brian McCabe, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Aubrey Florom-Smith, Nilda Peragallo

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Abstract

HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV) risks are linked in Hispanic women, so integrated interventions can efficiently produce meaningful change. Integrated interventions for Hispanic women are promising, but factors that put Hispanic women at risk for HIV and violence may also impede engagement with interventions. This study examined barriers and facilitators of engagement in a group educational intervention, SEPA (Salud, Educación, Prevención y Autocuidado [Health, Education, Prevention, and Self-Care]), for Hispanic women. A total of 274 Hispanic women from South Florida in the SEPA condition of a randomized controlled trial completed baseline measures of violence, depression, familism, Hispanic stress, acculturation, and demographics, and 57% of the women engaged (attended two of five sessions). Education, IPV, and acculturation predicted engagement. Understanding engagement advances intervention development/refinement. Hispanic women who experience relationship violence are open to group interventions. Further program development and outreach work are needed to connect women with low education, who are particularly vulnerable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-866
Number of pages18
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

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Reproductive Health
Hispanic Americans
Violence
Acculturation
HIV
Education
Program Development
Self Care
Health Education
Randomized Controlled Trials
Demography

Keywords

  • acculturation
  • health behavior/symptom focus
  • HIV/AIDS
  • intervention engagement
  • Latino
  • population focus
  • violence
  • women

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  • Nursing(all)

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Participation in SEPA, a Sexual and Relational Health Intervention for Hispanic Women. / Mitrani, Victoria; McCabe, Brian; Gonzalez-Guarda, Rosa; Florom-Smith, Aubrey; Peragallo, Nilda.

In: Western Journal of Nursing Research, Vol. 35, No. 7, 01.08.2013, p. 849-866.

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Mitrani, Victoria ; McCabe, Brian ; Gonzalez-Guarda, Rosa ; Florom-Smith, Aubrey ; Peragallo, Nilda. / Participation in SEPA, a Sexual and Relational Health Intervention for Hispanic Women. In: Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2013 ; Vol. 35, No. 7. pp. 849-866.
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