Using focus groups to develop a culturally sensitive videotape intervention for HIV-positive women

Carolyn Murdaugh, Rebecca Baker Russell, Richard Sowell

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Abstract

Research-based interventions for women with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are usually developed without input from the women who receive the intervention. An exploratory study was performed using focus group methodology to develop a culturally sensitive videotape intervention for educating HIV-positive women about pregnancy and antiretroviral use. Women who met the study criteria were HIV-positive and of childbearing age. These women volunteered to participate in the focus groups to provide information on decisions concerning pregnancy and antiretroviral use during pregnancy to decrease perinatal transmission. A total of five focus groups were conducted in 1998. Responses to three questions that were relevant to the video are presented in this article. Information gained from the focus groups was used successfully to develop a videotape currently being used in a multisite intervention study. Focus group methodology is a useful strategy to develop culturally and content relevant educational interventions for research and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1507-1513
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of advanced nursing
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2000

Keywords

  • Antiretrovirals in pregnancy
  • Culturally sensitive information
  • Focus groups
  • HIV-positive women
  • Perinatal
  • Video interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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