What Mothers in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program feel about WIC and immunization linkage activities : A summary of focus groups in Wisconsin.
Background Although studies indicate that strategies to improve immunization coverage among preschool-age children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are effective, the attitudes of parents of children enrolled in WIC toward the linkage between WIC and immunization programs is unknown.
To gain a better understanding of how parents using WIC resources feel about the association of WIC and immunization services, their attitudes toward WIC immunization activities, factors that may cause clients to drop out of the program, and the effects of racial background on parent attitudes.
Participants and Methods
We conducted 8 focus group sessions with mothers whose children receive WIC services in Milwaukee, Wis.
Mothers were between 18 and 35 years old, with at least 1 child between 6 and 24 months of age.
The 47 mothers participating were each assigned to 1 of 8 focus groups, including 2 groups each of Asian, white, African American, and Hispanic mothers.
A systematic content analysis was conducted for themes and key points within and across ethnic groups.
Socially disadvantaged mothers reported their overall experiences in WIC to be very positive.
Lengthy waiting time during a WIC visit was identified as the most important barrier to participation. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme, Alimentation, Enfant, Homme, Utilisation, Ressource, Personnel sanitaire, Attitude parentale, Enquête
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Program, Feeding, Child, Human, Use, Resource, Health staff, Parental attitude, Survey
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0102671
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 22/06/1998.