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Community leaders' perceptions of single, low-income mothers' needs and concerns for social support.
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PMID:  16245975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Purposes of this study were to (a) assess and describe needs and concerns of single, low-income mothers during their transition to parenthood from the perspective of 16 Midwestern community leaders working closely with families and (b) evaluate social support mechanisms that are available for families. Focus group questions were organized around social support theory to gather information. The following themes evolved from focus group discussions: (a) social support issues (emotional, tangible, informational, and appraisal support; positive and negative support); (b) personal barriers to success (stress, low self-esteem, isolation, and inadequate parenting competence); and (c) system barriers (fear of the system and insensitive and ineffective services). Community health nursing strategies were identified that include assessment and interventions for this vulnerable population throughout their infants' 1st year of life and beyond.
Christie Campbell-Grossman; Diane Brage Hudson; Rebecca Keating-Lefler; Missy Ofe Fleck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of community health nursing     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0737-0016     ISO Abbreviation:  J Community Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-25     Completed Date:  2006-02-07     Revised Date:  2006-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411341     Medline TA:  J Community Health Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-57     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Attitude to Health
Community Health Nursing / organization & administration
Consumer Participation
Focus Groups
Health Services Accessibility
Health Services Needs and Demand / organization & administration*
Midwestern United States
Mothers* / education,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Nurse's Role
Nursing Methodology Research
Poverty* / psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Qualitative Research
Self Concept
Single Parent* / education,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Social Isolation
Social Support*
Stress, Psychological / etiology,  prevention & control,  psychology
Vulnerable Populations

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