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Do empowerment strategies facilitate knowledge and behavioral change? The impact of family health advocacy on health outcomes.
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PMID:  22873938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study evaluates the impact of a Family Health Advocacy (FHA) intervention on 46 African American women ages 13 to 35 living in a rural southern community. FHA utilizes empowerment strategies to provide education and social support to reduce risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes. Use of a paired t test demonstrated a statistically significant difference between pretest and posttest scores in the acquisition of knowledge of safer sex practices, alcohol consumption, early prenatal care, maternal infection, and nutrition. Behavioral change was not realized in the areas of nutrition or behaviors that cause risk of maternal infection. Social workers can influence behavioral change for at-risk populations by addressing microlevel barriers such as education and resources and macrolevel barriers such as advocacy for expanded health and social services.
Authors:
Tiffany D Baffour; Jill M Chonody
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work in public health     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1937-190X     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308228     Medline TA:  Soc Work Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  507-19     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
a Center for Teaching and Learning, Winston-Salem State University , Winston-Salem , North Carolina , USA.
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