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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308136
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Supporting Teen Mothers’ Healthy Decision Making
Author(s):
Barnes, Kamila
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Xi
Author Details:
Kamila Barnes, DNP, FNP-BC, Kamila_Barnes@urmc.rochester.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

BACKGROUND: Adolescent parenting is a common occurrence that providers encounter in healthcare and school settings.  Teen mothers face many psychosocial challenges and barriers in achieving their personal goals that place them at risk for interrupted education, subsequent pregnancies, poverty, and health disparities.  Fostering self-efficacy and resilience are important components in helping adolescents feel that they can be good parents, attain their personal goals, and enhance their social support.  The ability to have good problem-solving skills significantly contributes to an individual’s feeling of competence and autonomy.

METHODS:  Using a single pretest-posttest, mixed methods design underserved, low-income adolescent mothers’ (14-19 years) were recruited from a large educational campus in Rochester, NY.  Participants received an intervention designed to improve adolescent mother’s problem-solving skills based on Self-Determination Theory (SDT).  It was hypothesized that if the young mothers felt more autonomous, competent, and motivated, then they would be more likely to engage in positive decision-making.

RESULTS: Themes that emerged from the qualitative data include: “Thinking Differently”, “Parenthood”, “Making Decisions”, “Support System”, “Cycle of Teen Childbearing”, “Motivated to do better”, and “Stress”.  Participants who completed the project demonstrated improvements in problem solving skills and resilience.  Results of this project suggest that the problem-solving tool could provide another approach to helping teen mothers transition to parenthood, complete their education, achieve their personal goals, and make healthier decisions.

CONCLUSIONS: This individualized and developmentally appropriate approach is a promising method to improve teen mothers’ psychosocial outcomes.  More research is needed with larger samples to evaluate outcomes of comprehensive, autonomy supportive programs that provide individual interventions focused on decision-making in areas where teen parenting is common.

Keywords:
Adolescent parenting; Teen mothers; Autonomy support
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSupporting Teen Mothers’ Healthy Decision Makingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Kamilaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsKamila Barnes, DNP, FNP-BC, Kamila_Barnes@urmc.rochester.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308136-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>BACKGROUND:</b> Adolescent parenting is a common occurrence that providers encounter in healthcare and school settings.  Teen mothers face many psychosocial challenges and barriers in achieving their personal goals that place them at risk for interrupted education, subsequent pregnancies, poverty, and health disparities.  Fostering self-efficacy and resilience are important components in helping adolescents feel that they can be good parents, attain their personal goals, and enhance their social support.  The ability to have good problem-solving skills significantly contributes to an individual’s feeling of competence and autonomy. <p><b>METHODS:  </b>Using a single pretest-posttest, mixed methods design underserved, low-income adolescent mothers’ (14-19 years) were recruited from a large educational campus in Rochester, NY.  Participants received an intervention designed to improve adolescent mother’s problem-solving skills based on Self-Determination Theory (SDT).  It was hypothesized that if the young mothers felt more autonomous, competent, and motivated, then they would be more likely to engage in positive decision-making. <p class="APA"><b>RESULTS: </b>Themes that emerged from the qualitative data include: “Thinking Differently”, “Parenthood”, “Making Decisions”, “Support System”, “Cycle of Teen Childbearing”, “Motivated to do better”, and “Stress”.  Participants who completed the project demonstrated improvements in problem solving skills and resilience.  Results of this project suggest that the problem-solving tool could provide another approach to helping teen mothers transition to parenthood, complete their education, achieve their personal goals, and make healthier decisions. <p class="APA"><b>CONCLUSIONS: </b>This individualized and developmentally appropriate approach is a promising method to improve teen mothers’ psychosocial outcomes.  More research is needed with larger samples to evaluate outcomes of comprehensive, autonomy supportive programs that provide individual interventions focused on decision-making in areas where teen parenting is common.en_GB
dc.subjectAdolescent parentingen_GB
dc.subjectTeen mothersen_GB
dc.subjectAutonomy supporten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:22Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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