Project salud: Using community-based participatory research to culturally adapt an HIV prevention intervention in the Latino migrant worker community Book Chapter

cited authors

  • S├ínchez, J; Serna, CA; de La Rosa, M

fiu authors

abstract

  • Despite the unique and challenging circumstances confronting Latino migrant worker communities in the United States, debate still exists as to the need to culturally adapt evidence-based interventions for dissemination with this population. Project Salud adopted a community-based participatory research model and utilized focus group methodology with 83 Latino migrant workers to explore the relevance of culturally adapting an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention to be disseminated within this population. Findings from this study indicate that, despite early reservations, Latino migrant workers wanted to participate in the cultural adaptation that would result in an intervention that was culturally relevant, respectful, responsive to their life experiences, and aligned with their needs. This study contributes to the cultural adaptation/fidelity debate by highlighting the necessity of exploring ways to develop culturally adapted interventions characterized by high cultural relevance without sacrificing high fidelity to the core components that have established efficacy for evidence-based HIV prevention interventions.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012

start page

  • 137

end page

  • 147