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Characteristics of mother-provider interactions surrounding postpartum return to work.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19734395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Many mothers with infants work full-time, yet little is known about communication between women and health care providers regarding returning to work (RTW).
METHODS: Survey data were obtained from a community-based sample of mothers returning to full-time employment within 4 months postpartum. Bivariate analyses (chi(2) and independent sample t tests) and multivariate logistic regressions were specified.
RESULTS: Eighty-three percent of mothers believed prenatal providers should discuss RTW, yet only 60% had such a discussion; 58% discussed RTW with their infants' provider. Black women (odds ratio, 2.6) and women in poverty (odds ratio, 3.6) more often reported having an RTW discussion with a prenatal provider whereas mothers with college degrees or higher (odds ratio, 2.7) more often had RTW discussions with their infant's provider. RTW discussions occurred < or =3 times and were felt to be only somewhat useful. RTW discussions infrequently centered on maternal health (19.5%) or infant health or development (35.5%).
CONCLUSIONS: Women want providers to initiate RTW discussions. Providers should be aware that race, poverty status, and level of maternal education impact a mother's odds of having an RTW discussion. Additional research is required to further delineate the content of RTW discussions and to determine the clinical value of RTW discussions.
Authors:
C Randall Clinch; Joseph G Grzywacz; Jenna Tucker; Jill K Walls; Thomas A Arcury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1557-2625     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Board Fam Med     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-07     Completed Date:  2010-01-06     Revised Date:  2014-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256526     Medline TA:  J Am Board Fam Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  498-506     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Communication
Employment*
Female
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Logistic Models
North Carolina
Odds Ratio
Postpartum Period*
Poverty
Professional-Patient Relations*
Sick Leave*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R21 HD048601/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R21 HD048601-01A2/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R21 HD48601/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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