Using photovoice to understand cardiovascular health awareness in Asian elders

Annette L. Fitzpatrick, Lesley E. Steinman, Shin-Ping Tu, Kiet A. Ly, Thanh G.N. Ton, Mei Po Yip, Mo Kyung Sin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Photovoice, a qualitative methodology using photography by study participants, is an ideal tool for collecting information on awareness of cardiovascular health from the perspective of persons of different cultural backgrounds and English-speaking abilities who are often subject to health disparities. Participants of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean ethnicity were provided disposable cameras to photograph their perceptions of scenes promoting or acting as barriers to cardiovascular health. After the pictures were developed, they returned for a discussion in their native languages to contextualize the stories told in their photographs. Group facilitators spoke the respective native languages and transcribed sessions into English. Twenty-three adults participated (7 to 9 persons per ethnicity), ranging in age from 50 to 88 (mean 71.6) years; 48% were women. The photographs stimulated conversations of knowledge, beliefs, and concerns regarding heart disease and stroke. Issues surrounding food and exercise were most dominant across ethnic groups, focusing on fat and salt intake and the need to remain active. Cultural beliefs and issues of emotional health, including stress and loneliness related to living in a new country, were also depicted. Photovoice provided insight into perceptions of cardiovascular health that is vital for developing health promotion and education interventions in limited-English-speaking communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalHealth Promotion Practice
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Health
Language
Loneliness
Aptitude
Photography
Health Promotion
Health Education
Ethnic Groups
Heart Diseases
Salts
Stroke
Fats
Exercise
Food

Keywords

  • awareness
  • cardiovascular
  • ethnicity
  • multicultural
  • photographs
  • Photovoice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Fitzpatrick, A. L., Steinman, L. E., Tu, S-P., Ly, K. A., Ton, T. G. N., Yip, M. P., & Sin, M. K. (2012). Using photovoice to understand cardiovascular health awareness in Asian elders. Health Promotion Practice, 13(1), 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839910364381

Using photovoice to understand cardiovascular health awareness in Asian elders. / Fitzpatrick, Annette L.; Steinman, Lesley E.; Tu, Shin-Ping; Ly, Kiet A.; Ton, Thanh G.N.; Yip, Mei Po; Sin, Mo Kyung.

In: Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 48-54.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fitzpatrick, AL, Steinman, LE, Tu, S-P, Ly, KA, Ton, TGN, Yip, MP & Sin, MK 2012, 'Using photovoice to understand cardiovascular health awareness in Asian elders', Health Promotion Practice, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839910364381
Fitzpatrick, Annette L. ; Steinman, Lesley E. ; Tu, Shin-Ping ; Ly, Kiet A. ; Ton, Thanh G.N. ; Yip, Mei Po ; Sin, Mo Kyung. / Using photovoice to understand cardiovascular health awareness in Asian elders. In: Health Promotion Practice. 2012 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 48-54.
@article{08138ccfb35944eaa9df0c3edf4dc890,
title = "Using photovoice to understand cardiovascular health awareness in Asian elders",
abstract = "Photovoice, a qualitative methodology using photography by study participants, is an ideal tool for collecting information on awareness of cardiovascular health from the perspective of persons of different cultural backgrounds and English-speaking abilities who are often subject to health disparities. Participants of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean ethnicity were provided disposable cameras to photograph their perceptions of scenes promoting or acting as barriers to cardiovascular health. After the pictures were developed, they returned for a discussion in their native languages to contextualize the stories told in their photographs. Group facilitators spoke the respective native languages and transcribed sessions into English. Twenty-three adults participated (7 to 9 persons per ethnicity), ranging in age from 50 to 88 (mean 71.6) years; 48{\%} were women. The photographs stimulated conversations of knowledge, beliefs, and concerns regarding heart disease and stroke. Issues surrounding food and exercise were most dominant across ethnic groups, focusing on fat and salt intake and the need to remain active. Cultural beliefs and issues of emotional health, including stress and loneliness related to living in a new country, were also depicted. Photovoice provided insight into perceptions of cardiovascular health that is vital for developing health promotion and education interventions in limited-English-speaking communities.",
keywords = "awareness, cardiovascular, ethnicity, multicultural, photographs, Photovoice",
author = "Fitzpatrick, {Annette L.} and Steinman, {Lesley E.} and Shin-Ping Tu and Ly, {Kiet A.} and Ton, {Thanh G.N.} and Yip, {Mei Po} and Sin, {Mo Kyung}",
year = "2012",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/1524839910364381",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "13",
pages = "48--54",
journal = "Health Promotion Practice",
issn = "1524-8399",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Using photovoice to understand cardiovascular health awareness in Asian elders

AU - Fitzpatrick, Annette L.

AU - Steinman, Lesley E.

AU - Tu, Shin-Ping

AU - Ly, Kiet A.

AU - Ton, Thanh G.N.

AU - Yip, Mei Po

AU - Sin, Mo Kyung

PY - 2012/1/1

Y1 - 2012/1/1

N2 - Photovoice, a qualitative methodology using photography by study participants, is an ideal tool for collecting information on awareness of cardiovascular health from the perspective of persons of different cultural backgrounds and English-speaking abilities who are often subject to health disparities. Participants of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean ethnicity were provided disposable cameras to photograph their perceptions of scenes promoting or acting as barriers to cardiovascular health. After the pictures were developed, they returned for a discussion in their native languages to contextualize the stories told in their photographs. Group facilitators spoke the respective native languages and transcribed sessions into English. Twenty-three adults participated (7 to 9 persons per ethnicity), ranging in age from 50 to 88 (mean 71.6) years; 48% were women. The photographs stimulated conversations of knowledge, beliefs, and concerns regarding heart disease and stroke. Issues surrounding food and exercise were most dominant across ethnic groups, focusing on fat and salt intake and the need to remain active. Cultural beliefs and issues of emotional health, including stress and loneliness related to living in a new country, were also depicted. Photovoice provided insight into perceptions of cardiovascular health that is vital for developing health promotion and education interventions in limited-English-speaking communities.

AB - Photovoice, a qualitative methodology using photography by study participants, is an ideal tool for collecting information on awareness of cardiovascular health from the perspective of persons of different cultural backgrounds and English-speaking abilities who are often subject to health disparities. Participants of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean ethnicity were provided disposable cameras to photograph their perceptions of scenes promoting or acting as barriers to cardiovascular health. After the pictures were developed, they returned for a discussion in their native languages to contextualize the stories told in their photographs. Group facilitators spoke the respective native languages and transcribed sessions into English. Twenty-three adults participated (7 to 9 persons per ethnicity), ranging in age from 50 to 88 (mean 71.6) years; 48% were women. The photographs stimulated conversations of knowledge, beliefs, and concerns regarding heart disease and stroke. Issues surrounding food and exercise were most dominant across ethnic groups, focusing on fat and salt intake and the need to remain active. Cultural beliefs and issues of emotional health, including stress and loneliness related to living in a new country, were also depicted. Photovoice provided insight into perceptions of cardiovascular health that is vital for developing health promotion and education interventions in limited-English-speaking communities.

KW - awareness

KW - cardiovascular

KW - ethnicity

KW - multicultural

KW - photographs

KW - Photovoice

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84862259363&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84862259363&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1524839910364381

DO - 10.1177/1524839910364381

M3 - Article

C2 - 21057047

AN - SCOPUS:84862259363

VL - 13

SP - 48

EP - 54

JO - Health Promotion Practice

JF - Health Promotion Practice

SN - 1524-8399

IS - 1

ER -