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A comparison pilot study of public health field nursing home visitation program interventions for pregnant Hispanic adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12930465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Improve pregnancy outcomes in first-time Hispanic adolescent mothers and their infants. SETTING: Urban communities in Orange County, California. DESIGN AND METHODS: A comparison of the Nurse-Family Partnership pilot study home visitation program with traditional Public Health Field Nursing (PHFN) home visitation. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred twenty-five Hispanic adolescent mothers and their infants. INTERVENTIONS: Participants in the control group received the traditional PHFN services; the intervention group received interventions from advanced trained public health nurses The control group received a minimum of three home visits: one initial client assessment and family profile, one antepartum visit, and one postpartum visit, including newborn assessment. Participants in the intervention group received weekly home visits for the first 4 weeks, followed by visits every other week until delivery, weekly visits for the next 6 weeks, visits every other week until the child was 20 months, and monthly visits until the child was 24 months of age. RESULTS: Preliminary results indicate that home visitation by public health nurses (PHNs) positively affected the health of adolescents mothers and their infants. The incidence of premature births to adolescent mothers in the intervention group was lower than that found in the California population of adolescent mothers. CONCLUSION: Preliminary results from this program showed that PHN home visitation (control and intervention groups) positively affects the birth outcomes of adolescent mothers and their infants.
Jody Duong Nguyen; Michael L Carson; Kathleen M Parris; Patricia Place
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0737-1209     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nurs     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-21     Completed Date:  2003-11-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501498     Medline TA:  Public Health Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-8     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Orange County Health Care Agency, Santa Ana, California 92706, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Education, Nursing, Continuing
Family / psychology
Hispanic Americans*
Home Care Services / standards*
Nurse-Patient Relations
Nursing Evaluation Research
Pilot Projects
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Professional-Family Relations
Program Evaluation
Public Health Nursing / education,  standards*

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