Medical adherence among prenatal, HIV seropositive, African American women: Family issues

D. Shelton, K. Marconi, M. B. Pounds, M. Scopetta, M. J. O'Sullivan, Jose Szapocznik

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Abstract

Four pregnant, HIV seropositive, African American women and their families were interviewed to explore the influence of family and extended-kinship networks on health care use and medical adherence. The major factors that emerged as relevant to health care in the lives of all four women were: 1) transportation, 2) child care, 3) the pregnancy and concern for the unborn child's health, 4) the presence of a concerned/involved family member, and 5) substance abuse. The study supports the conclusion that families or extended- kinship networks are significant influences in the use of health care services by these women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-356
Number of pages14
JournalFamily Systems Medicine
Volume11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

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African Americans
HIV
Delivery of Health Care
Child Care
Health Services
Substance-Related Disorders
Pregnancy

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Shelton, D., Marconi, K., Pounds, M. B., Scopetta, M., O'Sullivan, M. J., & Szapocznik, J. (1993). Medical adherence among prenatal, HIV seropositive, African American women: Family issues. Family Systems Medicine, 11(4), 343-356.

Medical adherence among prenatal, HIV seropositive, African American women : Family issues. / Shelton, D.; Marconi, K.; Pounds, M. B.; Scopetta, M.; O'Sullivan, M. J.; Szapocznik, Jose.

In: Family Systems Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.12.1993, p. 343-356.

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Shelton, D, Marconi, K, Pounds, MB, Scopetta, M, O'Sullivan, MJ & Szapocznik, J 1993, 'Medical adherence among prenatal, HIV seropositive, African American women: Family issues', Family Systems Medicine, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 343-356.
Shelton D, Marconi K, Pounds MB, Scopetta M, O'Sullivan MJ, Szapocznik J. Medical adherence among prenatal, HIV seropositive, African American women: Family issues. Family Systems Medicine. 1993 Dec 1;11(4):343-356.
Shelton, D. ; Marconi, K. ; Pounds, M. B. ; Scopetta, M. ; O'Sullivan, M. J. ; Szapocznik, Jose. / Medical adherence among prenatal, HIV seropositive, African American women : Family issues. In: Family Systems Medicine. 1993 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 343-356.
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