Preventive Health Status of Invisible Populations: Carnival and Migrant Worker Children

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160717
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Presentation
Title:
Preventive Health Status of Invisible Populations: Carnival and Migrant Worker Children
Abstract:
Preventive Health Status of Invisible Populations: Carnival and Migrant Worker Children
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Kilanowski, Jill, PhD(c), MSN, CPNP, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Ohio State University
Title:Pre-doctoral Fellow
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA
Contact Telephone:614-560-1885
Purpose: Preventive health status of the children of migratory agricultural workers is under-represented in the literature and no published information exists on the children of carnival workers. Public health interventions are designed around community needs however minimal or no data exists on these invisible children, hampering implementation of appropriate outreach programs. Background: It is estimated that 600,000 children migrate with their families every year with 73% being uninsured. The number of children traveling with the carnivals is unknown. However every state and many counties host annual fairs that employ the services of outdoor amusement companies [carnivals] which traverse the country following a migratory pattern similar to the agricultural migrant streams. Theoretical Background: Evans and Stoddart Determinants of Health Model. Methods: A descriptive, exploratory, cross-sectional study will be employed in studying these children. Participants will be from large carnival companies and vegetable/fruit farms. Preventive health status will be measured by adherence to recommended immunization and well-child examination guidelines, dental screening and growth parameters. A quality of life instrument will also be administered. The demographic questionnaire includes anticipatory guidance information obtained in usual well-child visits. All forms are available in English and Spanish. Results: Data to be collected this summer/early fall 2005, with results analyzed fall and early winter, completed for spring 2006 presentations. Implications: Spending months away from their medical homes with mobile lifestyles, living patterns and demographic characteristics, access to standard practices of pediatric care is difficult. Information obtained will facilitate the design of appropriate preventive health programs that will suit the unique lifestyles of these invisible children. [Poster Presentation]
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.titlePreventive Health Status of Invisible Populations: Carnival and Migrant Worker Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160717-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Preventive Health Status of Invisible Populations: Carnival and Migrant Worker Children</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kilanowski, Jill, PhD(c), MSN, CPNP, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ohio State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Pre-doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">614-560-1885</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kilanowski.2@osu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Preventive health status of the children of migratory agricultural workers is under-represented in the literature and no published information exists on the children of carnival workers. Public health interventions are designed around community needs however minimal or no data exists on these invisible children, hampering implementation of appropriate outreach programs. Background: It is estimated that 600,000 children migrate with their families every year with 73% being uninsured. The number of children traveling with the carnivals is unknown. However every state and many counties host annual fairs that employ the services of outdoor amusement companies [carnivals] which traverse the country following a migratory pattern similar to the agricultural migrant streams. Theoretical Background: Evans and Stoddart Determinants of Health Model. Methods: A descriptive, exploratory, cross-sectional study will be employed in studying these children. Participants will be from large carnival companies and vegetable/fruit farms. Preventive health status will be measured by adherence to recommended immunization and well-child examination guidelines, dental screening and growth parameters. A quality of life instrument will also be administered. The demographic questionnaire includes anticipatory guidance information obtained in usual well-child visits. All forms are available in English and Spanish. Results: Data to be collected this summer/early fall 2005, with results analyzed fall and early winter, completed for spring 2006 presentations. Implications: Spending months away from their medical homes with mobile lifestyles, living patterns and demographic characteristics, access to standard practices of pediatric care is difficult. Information obtained will facilitate the design of appropriate preventive health programs that will suit the unique lifestyles of these invisible children. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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