This study examined Amish patterns of perinatal health care utilization from the perspective of Amish women and local health care providers in Geauga County, Ohio.
Participant observation and interviews with health care providers and 15 Amish women yielded data on perinatal beliefs and utilization patterns for 76 pregnancies.
While local health care providers regard the Amish as suboptimally utilizing prenatal care, this study found a consistent pattern of health seeking behavior.
In the absence of symptoms perceived to be serious, Amish women initiated prenatal care earlier for first pregnancies and progressively later with increasing parity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Femme, Homme, Prénatal, Utilisation, Attitude, Soin, Gestation, Service santé, Ethnie, Ohio, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Amish, Système santé, Croyance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Woman, Human, Prenatal, Use, Attitude, Care, Pregnancy, Health service, Ethnic group, Ohio, United States, North America, America, Health system, Belief
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0218613
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.