Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

Date of Award

Spring 5-2020

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Allied Health (MS)

Department

Health & Sport Sciences

Advisor

Dr. Paul Longenecker

Keywords

Healthcare, Infant Wellness, Family Centered Care, Public Health, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Subject Categories

Higher Education | Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatric Nursing

Abstract

This study aims to measure perceptions of family centered care among expectant mothers in Columbus while assessing potential racial differences in order to improve prenatal outcomes. In order to do this, surveys were distributed to pregnant women at 10 clinics providing prenatal care in Columbus and sleep sacks were provided to women who completed the survey. There was a total of 401 surveys collected between August 2019 and January 2020. The conclusion being that one in five women report not receiving family centered care during their prenatal appointments, however there was no racial difference for family centered care.

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