ERIC Number: EJ1096189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy among American-Indian Youth
Jensen, Jamie; Kenyon, DenYelle Baete; Hanson, Jessica D.
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v16 n4 p368-378 2016
Research has determined that the prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEP) must occur preconceptually, either by reducing alcohol intake in women planning pregnancy or at risk for becoming pregnant, or by preventing pregnancy in women drinking at risky levels. One such AEP prevention programme with non-pregnant American-Indian (AI) women is the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) Changing High-risk alcohOl use and Increasing Contraception Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) Programme, which shows promise in reducing AEP risk in AI women aged 18 or older. A community needs assessment was conducted with key informant interviews and focus groups with an emphasis on how to expand OST CHOICES. To identify relevant inter-related themes, a content analysis was conducted on qualitative feedback from the focus groups and interviews. Altogether, key informant interviews were completed with 25 health and social service professionals. Eight focus groups were held with 58 AI participants, including adult women of child-bearing age, elder women, and adult men. Several sub-themes regarding the prevention of AEP with youth were identified, expanding the OST CHOICES curriculum into the schools, and the role of family and culture within AEP prevention.
Descriptors: Prevention, Alcohol Abuse, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, American Indians, At Risk Persons, Females, Focus Groups, Content Analysis, Feedback (Response), Allied Health Personnel, Curriculum, Family Influence, Cultural Influences, Youth, Contraception, Role of Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1R24MD008087