The purpose of these analyses, based on a prospective follow-up of 532 children, was to describe reported use of three maternal care actions for minor illness episodes, and to determine if maternal employment, as well as other sociodemographic factors, were associated with maternal care behaviors prior to each child's first pediatric acute-care visit.
Two factors were associated with greater use of maternal care prior to an illness episode: the mother not working outside the home and less satisfaction with medical care.
These results are consistent with the hypothesis that employed women with child-care arrangements are more likely than are other women to seek medical care for symptoms that are minor and can be managed with family-initiated care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement maternel, Activité professionnelle, Service santé, Soin, Milieu familial, Statut socioéconomique, Mère, Pédiatrie, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Etude longitudinale, Enfant, Consultation, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Maternal behavior, Professional activity, Health service, Care, Family environment, Socioeconomic status, Mother, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, United States, Follow up study, Child, Consultation, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 93-0650787
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.