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Qualitative evaluation of an intervention to reduce energy poverty

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dc.contributor.author Jacques-Aviñó, Constanza
dc.contributor.author Dvorzak, José Luis
dc.contributor.author Marí-Dell’Olmo, Marc
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez Arjona, Dolors
dc.contributor.author Peralta Chiriboga, Alejandro Andrés, 1985-
dc.contributor.author Carrere Balcells, Juli, 1988-
dc.contributor.author Benach, Joan
dc.contributor.author Ramos, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Plana, Mònica
dc.contributor.author López, María José
dc.date.accessioned 2023-01-31T07:05:29Z
dc.date.available 2023-01-31T07:05:29Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Jacques-Aviñó C, Dvorzak JL, Marí-Dell’Olmo M, Rodriguez D, Peralta A, Carrere J, et al. Qualitative evaluation of an intervention to reduce energy poverty. Revista de saúde pública. 2019;53:62. DOI: 10.11606/s1518-8787.2019053001212
dc.identifier.issn 0034-8910
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/55484
dc.description L'article (Evaluación cualitativa de una intervención para reducir la pobreza energética) també està disponible en castellà.
dc.description.abstract To evaluate the “Energía, la justa” program, aimed at reducing energy poverty in the city of Barcelona, from the point of view of the target population and the workers involved in the intervention. A qualitative, descriptive and exploratory pilot study was carried out, with a phenomenological approach. Twelve semi-structured interviews were conducted: to three users, three energy agents who performed interventions in the homes, and six professionals who participated in the program coordination. A thematic content analysis was carried out using Atlas-ti software. Interviews were conducted between October 2016 and March 2017. Trust in a contact person (e.g. social workers) facilitated the participation, although there were difficulties reaching people who had illegal energy supplies, immigrant women or immigrants who subrent properties. Regarding implementation, home visits, energy efficiency advice and the relationship with energy agents were the best assessed aspects. However, not being able to carry out reforms in deteriorated dwellings was considered a limitation. The program also contributed to raise awareness on energy rights, to save on utility bills and to generate tranquility and social support. Programs such as this one can promote energy empowerment and improve psychosocial status. However, strategies with a gender and equity perspective should be considered to reach other vulnerable groups.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Saúde Pública
dc.relation.ispartof Revista de saúde pública. 2019;53:62
dc.rights This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original author and source are credited.http://www.rsp.fsp.usp.br/
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.ca
dc.title Qualitative evaluation of an intervention to reduce energy poverty
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/s1518-8787.2019053001212
dc.subject.keyword Energy supply
dc.subject.keyword Policies
dc.subject.keyword Social inequity
dc.subject.keyword Qualitative research
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