Role of gender in chagas disease prevention and control in Honduras : an analysis of communication and collaboration networks

Show simple item record Rocío Rodríguez Triana, Diana Mertens, Frédéric Valeriano Zúniga, Concepción Mendoza, Yolanda Yoshio Nakano, Eduardo Monroy, Maria Carlota 2016-08-22T13:03:21Z 2016-08-22T13:03:21Z 2016-07
dc.identifier.citation Rocío Rodríguez Triana, D., Mertens, F., Valeriano Zúniga, C., Mendoza, Y., Yoshio Nakano, E., & Monroy, M.C. (2016). The Role of Gender in Chagas Disease Prevention and Control in Honduras: An Analysis of Communication and Collaboration Networks. EcoHealth. doi:10.1007/s10393-016-1141-9 en
dc.description.abstract In Honduras, where Chagas disease is a serious health and environmental concern, prevention measures face the challenge of achieving widespread and long-term sustainable adoption by communities. The article integrates social network analysis and a gender-sensitive approach to understand the role of men and women in the implementation of a community-level intervention, based on the adoption of housing improvements to reduce the presence of the insect vector. A total of 108 people in the community of El Salitre were interviewed. Data were collected on socio-demographic characteristics, participation in project activities, communication and collaboration networks related to Chagas disease prevention, knowledge of Chagas disease, and adoption of housing improvements techniques. Communication mostly occurred between the same gender individuals and was associated with knowledge of Chagas disease. Socioeconomic status, Chagas disease knowledge, and collaboration with men were associated with women adopting housing improvements. For men, however, participation in project activities, formal education, and collaboration with women were associated with adoption. These findings suggest that men and women were driven by distinct concerns, interests, and motivations when adopting new Chagas disease prevention strategies. Participatory community interventions that seek to generate health knowledge and foster collaborations to reduce health risk should address gender differences. en
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dc.format.extent 1 digital file (14 p. : ill.) en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer Link en
dc.subject CHAGAS DISEASE en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.subject ECOHEALTH en
dc.title Role of gender in chagas disease prevention and control in Honduras : an analysis of communication and collaboration networks en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106531
idrc.project.componentnumber 106531001
idrc.project.title Ecohealth Interventions for Chagas Disease Prevention in Central America en
idrc.copyright.holder International Association for Ecology and Health
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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