Barriers and facilitators for promotoras' success in delivering pesticide safety education to Latino farmworker families: La Familia Sana.
Trejo-G; Arcury-TA; Grzywacz-JG; Tapia-J; Quandt-SA
J Agromed 2013 Apr; 18(2):75-86
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.
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
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
Journal of Agromedicine
Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem