Assessing mothers' attitudes about the physician's role in child health promotion

Title

Assessing mothers' attitudes about the physician's role in child health promotion

Creator

Cheng TL; Savageau JA; Bigelow C; Charney E; Kumar S; DeWitt TG

Publisher

American Journal Of Public Health

Date

1996

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Adult; Attitude to Health; Questionnaires; Massachusetts; Physician's Role; Preschool; Adolescent Transitions; Child welfare; health promotion; Mothers/psychology/statistics & numerical data

Description

OBJECTIVE: This study assessed maternal attitudes about the physician's role in child health promotion. METHODS: Home interviews were conducted with 200 Massachusetts mothers (with one child age 2 to 3 years) enrolled in a health maintenance organization. RESULTS: Mothers chose growth and nutrition, physical development, and illness as the most important topics and felt that providers have the ability to prevent problems and to help. Psychosocial and safety issues were less important, although mothers felt susceptible to these issues and believed they greatly affected children's health. CONCLUSIONS: On all issues, mothers believed physicians were more effective in helping families after, not before, problems arose. The Health Belief Model provided insight into attitudes and possible interventions.
1996

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1809-1812

Issue

12

Volume

86

Citation

Cheng TL; Savageau JA; Bigelow C; Charney E; Kumar S; DeWitt TG, “Assessing mothers' attitudes about the physician's role in child health promotion,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 19, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11771.

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