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    ABSTRACT: This film presents the content of a peer-reviewed written English public health journal article. The article topic is health inequities experienced by deaf sign language users. The article describes four issues that underlie health inequities experienced by deaf sign language users and proposes six public health approaches to address these health and healthcare inequities. The film conveys in American Sign Language (ASL) the main learning points of the article. In addition to language translation (from English to ASL), the film team, comprised of deaf and hearing members, made the article content accessible by presenting the information in a culturally appropriate way, with dialog between deaf characters in the context of a story that feels relevant to the viewer. This approach can be used to reach deaf audiences with other health education and public health messages. A similar approach can be used with other populations. The film is captioned in English and includes an English voice track.
    140st APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition 2012; 10/2012
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    ABSTRACT: As the older adult population increases, the healthcare system is experiencing a shortage of professional health care providers and caregivers. Consequently, the role of family to serve as caregivers will expand to care for older relatives at home. Thus, a larger proportion of adult children will become caregivers, including young adults enrolled as college students. Therefore, a need exists to examine the intentions, attitudes, and subjective norms of typical college students to assume the role of informal caregivers. The present study is based on the theoretical framework of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). The TPB assumes attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived control influence intentions which provide the best predictors of actual behavior. The cross-sectional study included an attitude scale, additional scales based on TPB, and a demographic profile. Data were collected from 750 currently enrolled university students then analyzed for descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, and hierarchal multiple regression statistics. The students' quality of experiences and interaction with older relatives correlated significantly with intentions, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control to serve as informal caregivers. Our study shows that, in the present context, TPB offers a viable explanation of students' intentions to serve as informal caregivers. Implications of the study suggest health care providers, geriatricians, health educators, and patient educators should become involved in the education and strategy development necessary to assist this young group of informal caregivers.
    Educational Gerontology 01/2015; 41(5). DOI:10.1080/03601277.2014.974391 · 0.39 Impact Factor
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    Frontiers in Public Health 01/2015; 3:1. DOI:10.3389/fpubh.2015.00001