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Acculturation: implications for perinatal research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16523037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is estimated that by 2009, Hispanics will have the highest birthrates for any minority group in the United States. Acculturation in Hispanic women of childbearing age is a critical aspect that researchers and clinicians need to consider with this population. Conceptualization and measurement issues of acculturation are addressed in this article. A framework for the complex task of acculturation research is presented. In the latter part of the article, a review of perinatal studies, in which measurement of acculturation in Hispanic women was included, is summarized for research on birthweight, breastfeeding, and postpartum depression. Implications for clinical practice with Hispanic women are hindered owing to methodological limitations of perinatal acculturation research identified in this article.
Cheryl Tatano Beck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0361-929X     ISO Abbreviation:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-08     Completed Date:  2006-05-02     Revised Date:  2007-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605941     Medline TA:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-20     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Connecticut School of Nursing, CT, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Attitude to Health / ethnology*
Birth Rate / trends
Birth Weight
Breast Feeding / ethnology,  statistics & numerical data
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Cultural Diversity
Depression, Postpartum / ethnology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hispanic Americans / education,  ethnology*,  genetics,  statistics & numerical data
Life Change Events
Models, Nursing
Models, Psychological
Nursing Research / organization & administration*
Perinatal Care / organization & administration*
Pregnancy Complications / ethnology
Stress, Psychological / ethnology
United States / epidemiology

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