edoc

Understanding couple communication in reproductive health by using a Visually Assisted Interview Guide (VAIG)

Karvande, S. and Apte, H. and Tanner, M.. (2010) Understanding couple communication in reproductive health by using a Visually Assisted Interview Guide (VAIG). Visual communication, Vol. 9, H. 4. S. 463-483.

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A5843063

Downloads: Statistics Overview

Abstract

Learning the process of couple communication, in terms of place, time, duration, content, style, form and barriers, is crucial before developing strategies to improve communication among rural couples in India. Considering the sensitivity of the subject, cultural setting, family dynamics and difficulties in reaching couples, visuals accompanied by an interview guide prove effective. The current article explains the construction and validation of a Visually Assisted Interview Guide (VAIG). The rural context limits the choice of visual forms and thus hand-drawn pictures depicting day-to-day life scenarios were used in the tool. The tool construction was primarily based on adding value to the interview guide and offering ease/comfort to the respondents and researchers when dealing with personal information. Results show that hand-drawn pictures help respondents to replace their own self-conscious identity with that of the illustrated individuals, enabling them to give realistic, impersonal responses to sensitive issues. A VAIG is therefore useful in understanding the process of how couples in rural settings communicate over reproductive health issues
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Malaria Vaccines (Tanner)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Former Units within Swiss TPH > Malaria Vaccines (Tanner)
UniBasel Contributors:Tanner, Marcel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Sage
ISSN:1470-3572
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:21 Jun 2013 12:24
Deposited On:14 Sep 2012 06:50

Repository Staff Only: item control page