Members discuss various aspects of Latino/a/x health and inequalities that exist and illustrate, through both theory and research, potential ways to improve health for Latinos across the lifespan. Our WIN Special Interest Group members are interdisciplinary scientists conducting research with Latino/a/x individuals, families, and communities.

Contact: Adrienne Martinez-Hollingsworth: lamuralist@yahoo.com

 

Intro Latino/a/x Special Interest Group Symposium: Using Creative and Art-Based Approaches in Nursing Research among US Latinos
Author: Adrienne Martinez-Hollingsworth, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program
Purposes: The aim is to describe three art-based methods, or community-engagement strategies recently successfully used by nurse researchers among Latinos/as/x in the United States (US). This symposium will present a variety of nurse-led interventions and community-engagement strategies supporting work with Latino/a/x communities. Art-based approaches across several media will be described, including mural painting, filmmaking and print/online graphic novels.

Presentation 1: Mural Painting to Collect Sensitizing Data among US Latinos


Author: Adrienne Martinez-Hollingsworth, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program
Purposes: To describe findings from two mural painting projects that collected sensitizing data in predominantly-Latino neighborhoods in Southern California, and to describe how this methodological approach addressed the known barriers to recruitment/retention of US Latinos in research.

Presentation 2: Graphic-Novela Intervention for Mexican American Aging in Place: Pilot Study


Authors: Lori Martin-Plank, PhD, FNP-BC, NP-C, GNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Arizona (U of A), College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ; Janice D. Crist, PhD, RN, FWAN, FAAN, Associate Professor Clinical Associate Professor, U of A, College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ; Kimberly D. Shea, PhD, RN, CHPN, Clinical Associate Professor, U of A, College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ
Purposes: The purpose of this pilot study was to develop a graphic-novela about a Mexican American (MA) caregiving family, depicting situations such as frequent falls, with decreased mobility and ADL ability, that challenge the capacity of the caregiving family to age in place without outside help from long term support services (LTSS). Specific aims were to develop and test a draft graphic-novela with MA caregiving families regarding the need for, acceptance of, and mechanisms to access (LTSS) to assist with aging in place.

Presentation 3: Latinas’ Perceptions of Key Elements of a Mental Health, Story-Based Transmedia Webapp


Author: MarySue Heilemann, PhD, RN, FAAN; Adrienne Martinez-Hollingsworth, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN; Patricia Soderlund, PhD, RN, PNP
Purpose: While it has been established that a relatable lead character is crucial for effective story-based health interventions, little is known about what other aspects of character-driven approaches are crucial to media based, mental health interventions with Latinas. We sought to identify elements perceived as key to effectiveness from a sample of English-speaking Latina women with elevated symptoms of depression and anxiety who engaged in an evidence-based transmedia web-app mental health intervention, “Catalina: Confronting My Emotions.”