Jackson, Fleda Mask; Phillips, Mon Taylor
September 2003
American Journal of Health Studies;2003, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p178
Academic Journal
The cause of disparities in the reproductive outcomes among African American women continues to elude health researchers and professionals. While stress has been identified as a health risk factor, researchers have called for a reexamination of the measures and methods employed in investigations aimed at uncovering the link between stress and reproductive health outcomes. This paper describes an iterative methodology employed in community-based research conducted in Atlanta, Georgia. Guided by a focus on the multiple and intersecting identities assumed by African American women (race, class, and gender), the research sought to locate the stressors confronted by African American women that are embedded in their lived experiences. Another aim was to develop a race and gender-specific stress measure drawn from the lived experiences of African American women. These objectives were accomplished through procedures that explored the conceptualization of community as experience by African American women, the interplay of qualitative and quantitative methods, and the translation of reciprocity, accountability, and sensitivity to research where the participated were seen as collaborators informing every phase of the research process.


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