Hispanic women constitute one of the fastest growing and most diverse groups in the United States, representing many countries of origin and cultural practices.
The purpose of this evaluation study, using an ex post facto design, was to examine well-being during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes for a cohort of 113 Hispanic women receiving perinatal care at the clinic of a community hospital in an old industrial city in the Northeast.
The received adequacy of prenatal care for the study sample women was very high.
The low-birthweight rate was lower than for the study hospital, the study city, the state, and the entire United States.
The results of this study demonstrate the favorable effects of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and culturally sensitive model of prenatal care on these women's well-being and birth outcomes.
Findings also support the need for an outreach program targeted at hard-to-reach women in the inadequate, received-care group and women with later initiation of care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Surveillance, Prénatal, Gestation, Interdisciplinaire, Aspect culturel, Interaction sociale, Communication information, Information biomédicale, Bien être, Mère, Pronostic, Evaluation, Femme, Homme, Nouveau né, Ethnie, Latinoaméricain, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Psychométrie, Hispanique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surveillance, Prenatal, Pregnancy, Interdisciplinary field, Cultural aspect, Social interaction, Information communication, Biomedical information, Well being, Mother, Prognosis, Evaluation, Woman, Human, Newborn, Ethnic group, Latinamerican, United States, North America, America, Psychometrics
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0133241
Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 21/05/1997.