"SEPA II: Salud/Health, Educacion/Education, Prevencion/Prevention, Autocuidado/Self-care)”, Nilda Peragallo, DrPH, PI

This randomized clinical trial , funded by El Centro in Year 1, tested the efficacy of the SEPA intervention vs. a delayed control to prevent HIV/AIDS and other STIs, and to reduce/prevent family and intimate partner violence among Hispanic women. The trial enrolled 548 women (age 18 – 50 years) who completed structured interviews at baseline and 3, 6, and 12 months post-baseline.

Associated Publications:
Cianelli, R., Ferrer, L., Norr, K., McCreary, L., Irarrazabal, L., Bernales, M., et al. (2011). Stigma related to HIV among community health workers in Chile. Stigma Research and Action, 1(1), 3-10. PMCID: PMC3115724

Cianelli, R. (2010). HIV: A health related disparity among older Hispanic women. Hispanic Health Care International, 8(2), 58-64. doi:10.1891/1540-4153.8.2.58

Feaster, D. J., Mitrani, V. B., Burns, M. J., McCabe, B. E., Brincks, A. M., Rodriguez, A. E., et al. (2010). A randomized controlled trial of structural ecosystems therapy for HIV medication adherence and substance abuse relapse prevention. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 111(3), 227-234. PMCID: PMC2950218

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., De Santis, J. & Vasquez, E. (2013). Sexual orientation and demographic, cultural and psychological factors associated with the perpetration and victimization of intimate partner violence among Hispanic men. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(2), 103-109. PMCID: PMC3563281

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Vermeesch, A., Florom-Smith, A., McCabe, B. & Peragallo, N. (2013). Birthplace, culture, self-esteem and intimate partner violence among community dwelling Hispanic women. Violence Against Women, 19(1), 6-23. PMCID: PMC3584196

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Lipman Diaz, E.G., Cummings, A.M. (2012). A community forum to assess the needs and preferences for domestic violence prevention targeting Hispanics. Hispanic Health Care International, 10(1), 18-27. PMCID: PMC3528337

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Hassmiller, S. (2011). The IOM/RWJF Initiative on the future of nursing: Implications for Hispanic Nurses. Hispanic Health Care International, 9(1), 3-4.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. (2009). The Syndemic Orientation: Implications for eliminating Hispanic health disparities. Hispanic Health Care International, 7(3), 114-115.

Mitrani, V.B., Robinson, C., & Szapocznik, J. (2009). Structural ecosystems therapy (SET) for women with HIV/AIDS. In M. Stanton and J. Bray, Handbook of Family Psychology. Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishing, 355-369.

Vermeesch, A. L., Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., Hall, R., McCabe, B. E., Cianelli, R., Peragallo, N. (2013). Predictors of depressive symptoms among Hispanic women in south Florida, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(10), 1325-1338. PMCID: PMC3887511

Associated Faculty:
Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano

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