Understanding physicians' care practices for young mothers in Kansas

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Authors
Brown, Kyrah K.
Alhers-Schmidt, Carolyn
Harris, Kari
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Lewis, Rhonda K.
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2014-04-25
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Brown, K.K, Alhers-Schmidt, C. & Harris, K. 2014. Understanding Physicians' Care Practices for Young Mothers in Kansas. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, Ks: Wichita State University, p. 65
Abstract

As health care consumers, adolescent and young mothers have distinct needs when it comes to transitioning between health care settings (i.e., pediatric care, obstetric care). Young mothers may be at risk for having unmet learning and health needs, having difficulty understanding pertinent health information and navigating the health care system. Little is known about how physicians address women's learning needs. Findings indicate that the majority of physicians who provided primary care were family physicians (69%); less than half (47%) indicated that they provided care to the mother during her preconception period. Moreover, physicians reported discussing mostly 'standard' topics with clients and revealed a number of challenges to providing care to this population.

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Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Wichita State University. Graduate School
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GRASP
v.10
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