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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159443
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceived Health Status and Health Service Use Among Low-Income Hispanic Adults
Abstract:
Perceived Health Status and Health Service Use Among Low-Income Hispanic Adults
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Barry, Teresa, MSN, RNC
Title:Public Health Nurse Project Associate
Contact Address:CON, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330 , USA
Co-Authors:Katherine Laux Kaiser, PhD, APRN, BC, Associate Professor; Janelle M. Ryan, BSN
The Hispanic population in the US is increasing exponentially, with many at or below poverty level. Low income is associated with disparities in health status and health service use in general, especially for those persons with ethnic and racial diversity. The purpose of this study is to examine the perceived health status, use of preventive and illness-related health services, and population characteristics of low-income adult Hispanics residing in three Midwestern urban counties. The conceptual model which frames this study is Anderson’s Behavioral Model of Utilization (BMU) (Anderson, 1995). The sample consists of Hispanic adults 19 years and older who enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) program from July 2000 through June 2002 (n=426). Health assessments at enrollment are completed by public health nurses, either by telephone or face to face, and entered into a computerized database. These health assessment and administrative data will be examined using descriptive statistics and ANCOVA for research analyses related to this MMC sub-population. Demographic and other key population characteristics, and health services use will be described. Additionally, the relationship of perceived health status to age, gender, marital status and primary language will be examined. Results will help inform nurses and other clinicians in practice to implement culturally specific approaches in health assessment and screening of low-income Hispanic adults. Results will also be beneficial in designing culturally relevant interventions to improve the perceived health status and health service use patterns for these vulnerable adults. The study will contribute to the foundational research knowledge of nurses who study, provide programs and develop policy related to the health of the Hispanic population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceived Health Status and Health Service Use Among Low-Income Hispanic Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159443-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceived Health Status and Health Service Use Among Low-Income Hispanic Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Barry, Teresa, MSN, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Public Health Nurse Project Associate</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330 , USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Katherine Laux Kaiser, PhD, APRN, BC, Associate Professor; Janelle M. Ryan, BSN </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Hispanic population in the US is increasing exponentially, with many at or below poverty level. Low income is associated with disparities in health status and health service use in general, especially for those persons with ethnic and racial diversity. The purpose of this study is to examine the perceived health status, use of preventive and illness-related health services, and population characteristics of low-income adult Hispanics residing in three Midwestern urban counties. The conceptual model which frames this study is Anderson&rsquo;s Behavioral Model of Utilization (BMU) (Anderson, 1995). The sample consists of Hispanic adults 19 years and older who enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) program from July 2000 through June 2002 (n=426). Health assessments at enrollment are completed by public health nurses, either by telephone or face to face, and entered into a computerized database. These health assessment and administrative data will be examined using descriptive statistics and ANCOVA for research analyses related to this MMC sub-population. Demographic and other key population characteristics, and health services use will be described. Additionally, the relationship of perceived health status to age, gender, marital status and primary language will be examined. Results will help inform nurses and other clinicians in practice to implement culturally specific approaches in health assessment and screening of low-income Hispanic adults. Results will also be beneficial in designing culturally relevant interventions to improve the perceived health status and health service use patterns for these vulnerable adults. The study will contribute to the foundational research knowledge of nurses who study, provide programs and develop policy related to the health of the Hispanic population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:01:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:01:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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