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Barriers and facilitators for promotoras' success in delivering pesticide safety education to Latino farmworker families: La Familia Sana.

Authors
Trejo-G; Arcury-TA; Grzywacz-JG; Tapia-J; Quandt-SA
Source
J Agromed 2013 Apr; 18(2):75-86
NIOSHTIC No.
20043633
Abstract
Despite widespread use of lay health advisor (LHA) programs, factors related to success of LHAs remain largely unexamined. This study describes experiences and personal transformations of LHAs (promotoras de salud) in a pesticide safety education program targeting farmworker families in North Carolina, using postintervention in-depth interviews conducted with 17 LHAs. LHAs identified assets and barriers that affected their success. LHAs also described increases in self-efficacy and empowerment resulting in perceived improvements in ability to teach and impact their community. Such positive changes are essential benefits to the LHAs. Evaluations that address these topics are needed to better understand continuity and attrition in LHA programs.
Keywords
Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Families; Farmers; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Training; Health-programs; Behavior; Mental-processes; Psychological-adaptation; Psychological-responses; Safety-research; Health-surveys; Questionnaires; Health-services; Public-health; Education; Sociological-factors; Racial-factors; Author Keywords: Farmworker families; pesticide education; promotoras de salud; public health
Contact
Sara A. Quandt, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA
Publication Date
20130401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
squandt@wakehealth.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R18-OH-009579
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1059-924X
Source Name
Journal of Agromedicine
State
NC
Performing Organization
Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem
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