Hispanic women's experiences with substance abuse, intimate partner violence, and risk for HIV

J Transcult Nurs. 2011 Jan;22(1):46-54. doi: 10.1177/1043659610387079.


Hispanic females are disproportionately affected by substance abuse, intimate partner violence, and HIV. Despite these disparities, research describing the cultural and gender-specific experiences of Hispanic women with regard to these conditions is lacking.

The purpose: Transplantadas en otro mundo (Uprooted in another world), El criador de abuso (The breeding ground of abuse), and Rompiendo el silencio (Breaking the silence). This study supports the importance of addressing substance abuse, violence, and risk for HIV in an integrated manner and stresses the importance of addressing associated cultural factors (e.g., acculturation, machismo ) in interventions targeting Hispanics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adult
  • Cultural Competency
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Culture
  • Domestic Violence / statistics & numerical data*
  • Emigrants and Immigrants / psychology
  • Female
  • Focus Groups
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • HIV Infections / nursing
  • HIV Infections / psychology
  • Hispanic or Latino / psychology
  • Hispanic or Latino / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Pilot Projects
  • Qualitative Research
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk-Taking*
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / nursing
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
  • Tape Recording
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Women's Health