A qualitative case study examining intervention tailoring for minorities

Nelda Mier, Marcia G. Ory, Deborah J. Toobert, Matthew Lee Smith, Diego Osuna, James R. McKay, Edna K. Villarreal, Ralph DiClemente, Barbara K. Rimer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Objectives: To explore issues of intervention tailoring for ethnic minorities based on information and experiences shared by researchers affiliated with the Health Maintenance Consortium (HMC). Methods: A qualitative case study methodology was used with the administration of a survey (n=17 principal investigators) and follow-up telephone interviews. Descriptive and content analyses were conducted, and a synthesis of the findings was developed. Results: A majority of the HMC projects used individual tailoring strategies regardless of the ethnic background of participants. Followup interview findings indicated that key considerations in the process of intervention tailoring for minorities included formative research; individually oriented adaptations; and intervention components that were congruent with participants' demographics, cultural norms, and social context. Conclusions: Future research should examine the extent to which culturally tailoring long-term maintenance interventions for ethnic minorities is efficacious and should be pursued as an effective methodology to reduce health disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)822-832
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume34
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Fingerprint

minority
Health
Research Personnel
Interviews
national minority
health
telephone interview
methodology
Demography
Research
interview
experience
Surveys and Questionnaires
Social Norms

Keywords

  • Cultural
  • Disparities
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Tailoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Mier, N., Ory, M. G., Toobert, D. J., Smith, M. L., Osuna, D., McKay, J. R., ... Rimer, B. K. (2010). A qualitative case study examining intervention tailoring for minorities. American Journal of Health Behavior, 34(6), 822-832.

A qualitative case study examining intervention tailoring for minorities. / Mier, Nelda; Ory, Marcia G.; Toobert, Deborah J.; Smith, Matthew Lee; Osuna, Diego; McKay, James R.; Villarreal, Edna K.; DiClemente, Ralph; Rimer, Barbara K.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 34, No. 6, 01.12.2010, p. 822-832.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mier, N, Ory, MG, Toobert, DJ, Smith, ML, Osuna, D, McKay, JR, Villarreal, EK, DiClemente, R & Rimer, BK 2010, 'A qualitative case study examining intervention tailoring for minorities', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 822-832.
Mier N, Ory MG, Toobert DJ, Smith ML, Osuna D, McKay JR et al. A qualitative case study examining intervention tailoring for minorities. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2010 Dec 1;34(6):822-832.
Mier, Nelda ; Ory, Marcia G. ; Toobert, Deborah J. ; Smith, Matthew Lee ; Osuna, Diego ; McKay, James R. ; Villarreal, Edna K. ; DiClemente, Ralph ; Rimer, Barbara K. / A qualitative case study examining intervention tailoring for minorities. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2010 ; Vol. 34, No. 6. pp. 822-832.
@article{53107f2613cb4d75bbdf02299ed2e23b,
title = "A qualitative case study examining intervention tailoring for minorities",
abstract = "Objectives: To explore issues of intervention tailoring for ethnic minorities based on information and experiences shared by researchers affiliated with the Health Maintenance Consortium (HMC). Methods: A qualitative case study methodology was used with the administration of a survey (n=17 principal investigators) and follow-up telephone interviews. Descriptive and content analyses were conducted, and a synthesis of the findings was developed. Results: A majority of the HMC projects used individual tailoring strategies regardless of the ethnic background of participants. Followup interview findings indicated that key considerations in the process of intervention tailoring for minorities included formative research; individually oriented adaptations; and intervention components that were congruent with participants' demographics, cultural norms, and social context. Conclusions: Future research should examine the extent to which culturally tailoring long-term maintenance interventions for ethnic minorities is efficacious and should be pursued as an effective methodology to reduce health disparities.",
keywords = "Cultural, Disparities, Ethnic minorities, Tailoring",
author = "Nelda Mier and Ory, {Marcia G.} and Toobert, {Deborah J.} and Smith, {Matthew Lee} and Diego Osuna and McKay, {James R.} and Villarreal, {Edna K.} and Ralph DiClemente and Rimer, {Barbara K.}",
year = "2010",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "34",
pages = "822--832",
journal = "American Journal of Health Behavior",
issn = "1087-3244",
publisher = "PNG Publications",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A qualitative case study examining intervention tailoring for minorities

AU - Mier, Nelda

AU - Ory, Marcia G.

AU - Toobert, Deborah J.

AU - Smith, Matthew Lee

AU - Osuna, Diego

AU - McKay, James R.

AU - Villarreal, Edna K.

AU - DiClemente, Ralph

AU - Rimer, Barbara K.

PY - 2010/12/1

Y1 - 2010/12/1

N2 - Objectives: To explore issues of intervention tailoring for ethnic minorities based on information and experiences shared by researchers affiliated with the Health Maintenance Consortium (HMC). Methods: A qualitative case study methodology was used with the administration of a survey (n=17 principal investigators) and follow-up telephone interviews. Descriptive and content analyses were conducted, and a synthesis of the findings was developed. Results: A majority of the HMC projects used individual tailoring strategies regardless of the ethnic background of participants. Followup interview findings indicated that key considerations in the process of intervention tailoring for minorities included formative research; individually oriented adaptations; and intervention components that were congruent with participants' demographics, cultural norms, and social context. Conclusions: Future research should examine the extent to which culturally tailoring long-term maintenance interventions for ethnic minorities is efficacious and should be pursued as an effective methodology to reduce health disparities.

AB - Objectives: To explore issues of intervention tailoring for ethnic minorities based on information and experiences shared by researchers affiliated with the Health Maintenance Consortium (HMC). Methods: A qualitative case study methodology was used with the administration of a survey (n=17 principal investigators) and follow-up telephone interviews. Descriptive and content analyses were conducted, and a synthesis of the findings was developed. Results: A majority of the HMC projects used individual tailoring strategies regardless of the ethnic background of participants. Followup interview findings indicated that key considerations in the process of intervention tailoring for minorities included formative research; individually oriented adaptations; and intervention components that were congruent with participants' demographics, cultural norms, and social context. Conclusions: Future research should examine the extent to which culturally tailoring long-term maintenance interventions for ethnic minorities is efficacious and should be pursued as an effective methodology to reduce health disparities.

KW - Cultural

KW - Disparities

KW - Ethnic minorities

KW - Tailoring

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77957958532&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77957958532&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 34

SP - 822

EP - 832

JO - American Journal of Health Behavior

JF - American Journal of Health Behavior

SN - 1087-3244

IS - 6

ER -