Community-Based HIV Prevention in Northern Canada for Young, Indigenous Women using the FOXY Intervention

Lead Author Candice, Lys
Institution Contact FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) 240 Borden Drive Yellowknife, NT X1A 3R4
Theme Theme 4: Building Long-term Human Capacity
Session Name 4.4 Circumpolar Health and Well-Being
Datetime Wed, Sep 14, 2016 02:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text Background: The sexual health of Northwest Territories (NWT) youth is a serious public health concern; thus, a social arts-based
intervention that uses body mapping and drama techniques, named FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) was developed for young women in the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada.

Methods: This doctoral research uses a community-based participatory research approach, developmental evaluation methodology, and the grounded theory method to develop a theory of how FOXY influences sexual behavior expectations among young women in the NWT, considering determinants that contextualize sexual health outcomes. The first aim of this study explores the intrapersonal and interpersonal contexts that influence the efficacy expectations and outcome
expectations of female youth in the NWT. The second aim determines if and how FOXY influences individual efficacy expectations regarding sexual behaviors among these youth. The third aim determines if and how FOXY influences individual outcome expectations regarding sexual behaviors among this population.

Results: In Phase I, pilot testing occurred with 6 female youth to improve design of the semistructured interview guide. Phase II entailed semi-structured interviews with 41 female youth aged 13-18 years selected via purposive sampling. Data collection occurred until saturation of new themes was reached at 6 study locations. A multi-stage thematic analysis using memoing and coding using the grounded theory method is ongoing.

Conclusions: Frontline workers and community-based researchers can use the results to inform intervention programs among other Indigenous populations in rural and remote areas.
 Download to your calendar