The Role of Intrapersonal Factors on Alcohol and Drug Use Among Latinos With Physical Disabilities

David Cordova, Ruben Parra-Cardona, Adrian Blow, Deborah J. Johnson, Guillermo J Prado, Hiram E. Fitzgerald

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by alcohol and drug use. Social work best practice approaches require an understanding of the effects of intrapersonal factors on alcohol and drug use, yet the theoretical and empirical literature remain underdeveloped, especially among ethnic minority populations. We sought to obtain a detailed description of the role of intrapersonal factors, including perceptions and life experiences, on alcohol and drug use among Latinos with physical disabilities. We employed community-based participatory research in conjunction with photovoice. A total of 17 focus group interviews were completed. Three rounds of photography and focus group interviews occurred with a total of 28 participants who participated in each round. Data analyses followed the tenets of descriptive phenomenology. Results highlight intrapersonal risk and protective factors to inform social work practice and work toward developing and evaluating alcohol and drug use preventive interventions for this overlooked and vulnerable population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-268
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2013

Fingerprint

physical disability
Hispanic Americans
drug use
alcohol
Alcohols
Focus Groups
Social Work
Pharmaceutical Preparations
social work
Community-Based Participatory Research
Interviews
Photography
Life Change Events
Vulnerable Populations
phenomenology
Disabled Persons
interview
photography
Practice Guidelines
national minority

Keywords

  • community-based participatory research
  • disability
  • Latino/Hispanic
  • photovoice
  • social work
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

Cite this

The Role of Intrapersonal Factors on Alcohol and Drug Use Among Latinos With Physical Disabilities. / Cordova, David; Parra-Cardona, Ruben; Blow, Adrian; Johnson, Deborah J.; Prado, Guillermo J; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.

In: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Vol. 13, No. 3, 11.09.2013, p. 244-268.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cordova, David ; Parra-Cardona, Ruben ; Blow, Adrian ; Johnson, Deborah J. ; Prado, Guillermo J ; Fitzgerald, Hiram E. / The Role of Intrapersonal Factors on Alcohol and Drug Use Among Latinos With Physical Disabilities. In: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 2013 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 244-268.
@article{7309d60c09dc491687b56c3eca452a4e,
title = "The Role of Intrapersonal Factors on Alcohol and Drug Use Among Latinos With Physical Disabilities",
abstract = "Persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by alcohol and drug use. Social work best practice approaches require an understanding of the effects of intrapersonal factors on alcohol and drug use, yet the theoretical and empirical literature remain underdeveloped, especially among ethnic minority populations. We sought to obtain a detailed description of the role of intrapersonal factors, including perceptions and life experiences, on alcohol and drug use among Latinos with physical disabilities. We employed community-based participatory research in conjunction with photovoice. A total of 17 focus group interviews were completed. Three rounds of photography and focus group interviews occurred with a total of 28 participants who participated in each round. Data analyses followed the tenets of descriptive phenomenology. Results highlight intrapersonal risk and protective factors to inform social work practice and work toward developing and evaluating alcohol and drug use preventive interventions for this overlooked and vulnerable population.",
keywords = "community-based participatory research, disability, Latino/Hispanic, photovoice, social work, substance use",
author = "David Cordova and Ruben Parra-Cardona and Adrian Blow and Johnson, {Deborah J.} and Prado, {Guillermo J} and Fitzgerald, {Hiram E.}",
year = "2013",
month = "9",
day = "11",
doi = "10.1080/1533256X.2013.812007",
language = "English",
volume = "13",
pages = "244--268",
journal = "Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions",
issn = "1533-256X",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Role of Intrapersonal Factors on Alcohol and Drug Use Among Latinos With Physical Disabilities

AU - Cordova, David

AU - Parra-Cardona, Ruben

AU - Blow, Adrian

AU - Johnson, Deborah J.

AU - Prado, Guillermo J

AU - Fitzgerald, Hiram E.

PY - 2013/9/11

Y1 - 2013/9/11

N2 - Persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by alcohol and drug use. Social work best practice approaches require an understanding of the effects of intrapersonal factors on alcohol and drug use, yet the theoretical and empirical literature remain underdeveloped, especially among ethnic minority populations. We sought to obtain a detailed description of the role of intrapersonal factors, including perceptions and life experiences, on alcohol and drug use among Latinos with physical disabilities. We employed community-based participatory research in conjunction with photovoice. A total of 17 focus group interviews were completed. Three rounds of photography and focus group interviews occurred with a total of 28 participants who participated in each round. Data analyses followed the tenets of descriptive phenomenology. Results highlight intrapersonal risk and protective factors to inform social work practice and work toward developing and evaluating alcohol and drug use preventive interventions for this overlooked and vulnerable population.

AB - Persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by alcohol and drug use. Social work best practice approaches require an understanding of the effects of intrapersonal factors on alcohol and drug use, yet the theoretical and empirical literature remain underdeveloped, especially among ethnic minority populations. We sought to obtain a detailed description of the role of intrapersonal factors, including perceptions and life experiences, on alcohol and drug use among Latinos with physical disabilities. We employed community-based participatory research in conjunction with photovoice. A total of 17 focus group interviews were completed. Three rounds of photography and focus group interviews occurred with a total of 28 participants who participated in each round. Data analyses followed the tenets of descriptive phenomenology. Results highlight intrapersonal risk and protective factors to inform social work practice and work toward developing and evaluating alcohol and drug use preventive interventions for this overlooked and vulnerable population.

KW - community-based participatory research

KW - disability

KW - Latino/Hispanic

KW - photovoice

KW - social work

KW - substance use

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84883548366&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84883548366&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/1533256X.2013.812007

DO - 10.1080/1533256X.2013.812007

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84883548366

VL - 13

SP - 244

EP - 268

JO - Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

JF - Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

SN - 1533-256X

IS - 3

ER -