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Use of a pregnancy support web site by low-income African American women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16282229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and usage pattern of a social support Web site by low-income pregnant African American women. DESIGN: Descriptive. SETTING: Homes of participants. PARTICIPANTS: Nineteen pregnant African American women who were pregnant for the first time, were low risk, and attending a prenatal clinic. INTERVENTION: Culturally congruent Web site providing information on pregnancy-related health behaviors and other pregnancy issues. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of visits to Web site, most popular pages, content analysis of postings, and e-mails to a nurse. RESULTS: Participants were able to learn to use the Web site easily. They accessed the discussion board the most frequently, followed by changes during pregnancy by month, ask-a-nurse feature, ultrasound, stories about pregnant women, and spirituality. CONCLUSIONS: The discussion board is the most effective way to deliver informational social support on a comprehensive social support Web site.
JoAnne Herman; Kathryn Mock; Deborah Blackwell; Tara Hulsey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2005 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-11     Completed Date:  2006-02-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-20     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29209, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Attitude to Health
Clinical Nursing Research
Cohort Studies
Internet / utilization*
Medical Informatics
Patient Education as Topic / methods*
Pregnancy / psychology*
Prenatal Care / methods
Risk Assessment
Sensitivity and Specificity
Social Support
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support

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