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Creating Project Talanoa: a culturally based community health program for U.S. Pacific Islander adolescents.
Public Health Nurs. 2010 Jan-Feb; 27(1):17-24.PH

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This is an evaluation of the process and outcome of a research study to determine a culturally targeted health promotion program for U.S. Pacific Islander youth who are at risk for co-occurring problem behaviors, including risky sexual behavior, substance abuse, and interpersonal violence.

DESIGN AND SAMPLE

An exploratory design was used and included qualitative interviews (N=54), focus groups (N=16), participant observation (over 3 years), and surveys (N=24) with Pacific Islander adults and youth. After identifying key cultural values and reviewing existing evidence-based prevention interventions, "Project Talanoa" was developed around 4 constructs: (1) cultural identity and pride, (2) teen health, (3) peer relations, and (4) family ties. The program was pilot tested and evaluated by 24 Pacific Islander adolescents (ages 12-15 years).

RESULTS

Results indicate it was culturally appropriate, well liked by the participants, supported by parents and others in the community, and found to be feasible.

CONCLUSIONS

Additional research is needed to test it for effectiveness. Project Talanoa provides a model for applying cultural concepts in the development of a risk reduction intervention for adolescents.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA. bbmcgrat@u.washington.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20055964

Citation

McGrath, Barbara Burns, and Tevita O. Ka'ili. "Creating Project Talanoa: a Culturally Based Community Health Program for U.S. Pacific Islander Adolescents." Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), vol. 27, no. 1, 2010, pp. 17-24.
McGrath BB, Ka'ili TO. Creating Project Talanoa: a culturally based community health program for U.S. Pacific Islander adolescents. Public Health Nurs. 2010;27(1):17-24.
McGrath, B. B., & Ka'ili, T. O. (2010). Creating Project Talanoa: a culturally based community health program for U.S. Pacific Islander adolescents. Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), 27(1), 17-24. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1446.2009.00822.x
McGrath BB, Ka'ili TO. Creating Project Talanoa: a Culturally Based Community Health Program for U.S. Pacific Islander Adolescents. Public Health Nurs. 2010 Jan-Feb;27(1):17-24. PubMed PMID: 20055964.
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