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Health services use and growth patterns among older siblings of infants with prenatal drug exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16455436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The health care use patterns, suspected maltreatment, and growth trajectories of siblings of infants with prenatal drug exposure were examined. Ninety-three siblings of drug-exposed infants were matched with patients from the same primary care clinic. The case patients were found to have significantly fewer health care contacts, more deficient immunizations, and more reports of suspected child maltreatment. Although they did not differ in birth weight, growth curve modeling found that case patients had lower weight gain trajectories. When drug-exposed infants are identified, nursing personnel are in a unique position to assist the siblings of those identified infants obtain needed medical care and services.
Christina M Bertsch; Sharon M Mullins; Mark Chaffin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied nursing research : ANR     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0897-1897     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-03     Completed Date:  2006-04-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901557     Medline TA:  Appl Nurs Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-5     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, OK 73190, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data
Child, Preschool
Family Health*
Health Services / utilization*
Health Status
Linear Models
Matched-Pair Analysis
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
Retrospective Studies
Substance-Related Disorders*
United States

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