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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159548
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Social Support Intervention with Pregnant Adolescents
Abstract:
Development of a Social Support Intervention with Pregnant Adolescents
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Logsdon, M., DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Louisville
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 555 South Floyd Street, Room 3019, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA
Contact Telephone:502.852.5366
Pregnant adolescents, asked to deal with simultaneous developmental demands of pregnancy and adolescence, are often ill-prepared, perceive few resources, and stressed. Social support helps, but we don't know the specific qualities of social support that are effective or how the ability to negotiate social support varies by age. The purpose of the study was to describe the qualities of effective social support in pregnant adolescents, particularly as this varies by age. Feminist theory guided the study, and giving the students "a voice" was emphasized. Focus group methodology was used. The study was conducted in an alternative, public school for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Both student and parental consent were obtained, and students were paid for participation. Three focus groups were divided by age of adolescents: early (13-14), middle (15-16), and late 17-18) and met twice (mid-pregnancy and late pregnancy). There were 2-15 students in each focus group. The interview guide consisted of four questions concerning the stresses of being a pregnant adolescent, the type of social support they were receiving or lacking, additional social support that they desired, and who provided the social support. Data consisted of audiotapes of each focus group and field notes. The data was coded for content, emergent themes, concepts, and thematic categories and verified by comparing to pilot work. A metaphor, five themes and four areas of context were identified. Minor differences were found in the need for social support by age of the adolescent. At the end of the second focus groups, students were videotaped to give advice ("a voice") to other pregnant adolescents on how to get the social support that they need. The videotape will be used as an intervention for pregnant adolescents. Results of the study can be used to counsel pregnant adolescents and to tailor programs to fit developmental needs.
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.titleDevelopment of a Social Support Intervention with Pregnant Adolescentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159548-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of a Social Support Intervention with Pregnant Adolescents</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Logsdon, M., DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Louisville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 555 South Floyd Street, Room 3019, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">502.852.5366</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mclogs01@louisville.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Pregnant adolescents, asked to deal with simultaneous developmental demands of pregnancy and adolescence, are often ill-prepared, perceive few resources, and stressed. Social support helps, but we don't know the specific qualities of social support that are effective or how the ability to negotiate social support varies by age. The purpose of the study was to describe the qualities of effective social support in pregnant adolescents, particularly as this varies by age. Feminist theory guided the study, and giving the students &quot;a voice&quot; was emphasized. Focus group methodology was used. The study was conducted in an alternative, public school for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Both student and parental consent were obtained, and students were paid for participation. Three focus groups were divided by age of adolescents: early (13-14), middle (15-16), and late 17-18) and met twice (mid-pregnancy and late pregnancy). There were 2-15 students in each focus group. The interview guide consisted of four questions concerning the stresses of being a pregnant adolescent, the type of social support they were receiving or lacking, additional social support that they desired, and who provided the social support. Data consisted of audiotapes of each focus group and field notes. The data was coded for content, emergent themes, concepts, and thematic categories and verified by comparing to pilot work. A metaphor, five themes and four areas of context were identified. Minor differences were found in the need for social support by age of the adolescent. At the end of the second focus groups, students were videotaped to give advice (&quot;a voice&quot;) to other pregnant adolescents on how to get the social support that they need. The videotape will be used as an intervention for pregnant adolescents. Results of the study can be used to counsel pregnant adolescents and to tailor programs to fit developmental needs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:06:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:06:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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