Continuity of care between obstetrical and pediatric preventive care : Indicators of nonattendance at the first well-child appointment.
This study evaluates appointment behavior for first well-child visits for first-born children and identifies factors that target infants at increased likelihood for missing their first pediatric appointment.
Timely appointments were not scheduled for 10.3% of newborns ; 20.1% of those scheduling did not keep the first appointment.
Younger, less educated mothers who did not remember when they had learned about well-baby care, and mothers of infants in the newborn intensive care unit were unlikely to schedule the appointment ; young mothers learning about well care from friends or relatives and who chose a pediatrician without a previous prenatal visit were more likely to miss the child's first appointment.
Prenatal pediatric visits as well as prenatal classes and written materials may improve compliance with the first well-child appointment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement rendez vous, Enfant, Homme, Consultation, Pédiatrie, Horaire, Education santé, Etude statistique, Statut socioéconomique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dating behavior, Child, Human, Consultation, Pediatrics, Schedule, Health education, Statistical study, Socioeconomic status, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0049201
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 21/05/1997.