The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA
5008.0: Wednesday, November 13, 2002: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
|This session will present several methods for informing several age groups. The first paper will outline the qualitative and quantitative methods used to develop and evaluate a video and print resource about mental health and aging for older adults and their caregivers. Topics covered in the paper will include message development, participant recruitment, and production considerations. The second paper discusses alcohol and medication issues among older adults. It includes a demonstration of a tutorial for professionals and one for consumers. Features of the tutorial include interactive quizzes, screening tools, a glossary, links to related Web sites, and lists of various resources such as clearinghouses and videos. The third presentation describes the development and testing of Safety and Sobriety, a CD-ROM program specifically designed for substance abusers in treatment. Learn how to combine knowledge of how to effect behavioral change with state of the art interactive multimedia. The last paper presents a bilingual (Spanish/English) health promotion intervention curriculum that is designed to serve the developmental, socio-economic, linguistic and multi-cultural realities of disadvantaged minority youth with a major focus on Latino youth. The authors describe the history and development of this program, including community partners, the theoretical and empirical basis upon which the program materials and methods have been developed, a brief description of the website content and interactive teaching/learning methods and materials and findings from a small feasibility study in which 25 teens completed the Internet based program.|
|Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant in this session will be able to: |
1) Describe the procedure for developing, producing, and evaluating a video and notebook about older adults and mental health; and identify the appropriate uses of the media discussed.
2) Increase awareness of a pervasive public health issue and invisible epidemic; identify three to five risk factors for substance abuse in older adults; identify three Web-based resources on substance abuse and older adults; and identify three tools available to help address substance abuse among older adults.
3) List risk factors which put substance abusers at high risk for HIV/AIDS; describe theory-based intervention for prevention of HIV/AIDS; articulate the role of multimedia in tailoring health messages; construct a model for use of CD-ROM based health education in treatment settings.
4) Discuss the relevance of theory and its application to health educational program development and evaluation; discuss similarities and differences in risk taking behaviors among ethnic minority low-income teens and implications for tailoring interventions; describe factors that facilitate and or constrain the developing and sustainability of Internet web-based interactive bilingual health promotion interventions; and articulate evaluation indicators to assess feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of health promotion Internet interventions.
|See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.|
|Laura C Larsson, MLS|
|Welcoming Remarks |
|Development of an educational resource about mental health and aging |
H. Grady Watts, MA, Melba L. Williams, Catherine Harbour, MPH, Dick R Lui, MPH, Kimberly L Jeffries, PhD, Suzanne M. Randolph, PhD
|Increasing access to information and resources on substance use in older adults: Web-based courses |
Lisa Kleppel, MPH, Doreen Bonnett, MSW
|Safety and Sobriety: An HIV/AIDS educational CD-ROM for substance abusers |
Evelyn Corsini, MSW, Julie R. Simmons, BA, Emil Chiauzzi, PhD
|Withdrawn -- TeenSmart/Informa-T/Ayuda-T: An Internet Interactive Bilingual Prevention Intervention|
Catherine Strachan Lindenberg, DrPh, RN
|Organized by:||APHA-Technology Theater|
|Endorsed by:||Public Health Education and Health Promotion|
|CE Credits:||Chiropractic, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work|
The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA