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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160691
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Support expected by pregnant adolescents: A preliminary report
Abstract:
Support expected by pregnant adolescents: A preliminary report
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
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
Social support has been associated with health and coping in postpartum and parenting women, particularly if the support matches what the woman expects. However, postpartum adolescents may have difficulty in obtaining the support they need. The purpose of this study was to investigate the qualities and nature of social support experienced by postpartum adolescents who were enrolled in an alternative school for pregnant and parenting middle and high school students. Feminist methodology guided the research, with the distinctive feature being to gain an understanding of social support as experienced by the adolescents, and thus to give them a voice. The study was conducted in two parts. In part one, a focus group of 9 postpartum adolescents met with the investigator to discuss their social support. In part two, 25 different postpartum adolescents completed the Postpartum Support Questionnaire, and then discussed their experiences with the investigator. The adolescents identified several categories of needed support, and they expected to receive support in each of these areas from individuals with whom they have personal relationships. Since many of the students expectations for support are unrealistic, a potential link to postpartum depression will be discussed.
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.titleSupport expected by pregnant adolescents: A preliminary reporten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160691-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Support expected by pregnant adolescents: A preliminary report</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">2001</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">Social support has been associated with health and coping in postpartum and parenting women, particularly if the support matches what the woman expects. However, postpartum adolescents may have difficulty in obtaining the support they need. The purpose of this study was to investigate the qualities and nature of social support experienced by postpartum adolescents who were enrolled in an alternative school for pregnant and parenting middle and high school students. Feminist methodology guided the research, with the distinctive feature being to gain an understanding of social support as experienced by the adolescents, and thus to give them a voice. The study was conducted in two parts. In part one, a focus group of 9 postpartum adolescents met with the investigator to discuss their social support. In part two, 25 different postpartum adolescents completed the Postpartum Support Questionnaire, and then discussed their experiences with the investigator. The adolescents identified several categories of needed support, and they expected to receive support in each of these areas from individuals with whom they have personal relationships. Since many of the students expectations for support are unrealistic, a potential link to postpartum depression will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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