As part of a larger study of the impact of a social support intervention on pregnancy outcome for lower-income African American women, 6 African American women (a medical social worker, a physician's assistant, 2 community outreach workers, a lactation consultant, and a health project representative) participated in focus group discussions concerning the unique social support needs of lower-income African American women during pregnancy.
Transcripts of focus group interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis.
Emergent themes included strengths of African American communities, deficiencies in social support for many lower-income African American women, the meaning of pregnancy for African American women, the ability of many pregnant women to « make it » without visible means of support, young women's locations « inside » and « outside » of « mainstream » life, and the importance of social support as a mechanism for guiding and transporting « lost souls » back into the mainstream.
Mots-clés Pascal : Perception sociale, Stress, Support social, Besoin, Pronostic, Gestation, Femme, Homme, Noir américain, Ethnie, Pauvreté, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Social perception, Stress, Social support, Need, Prognosis, Pregnancy, Woman, Human, Black American, Ethnic group, Poverty, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 96-0490411
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.