3155.0 Maternal Influences on Child Health and Development

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
This session presents research on ways in which mothers influence the health of their children. Maternal behaviors and characteristics that are investigated include smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy, health literacy, and ideas about illness (illness representations). Prevention and intervention strategies are discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss interventions for women as risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancies. 2. Discuss the importance of parents' illness representations for success in home management of asthma in childhood. 3. Identify effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy on children's educational test performance. 4. Discuss the barriers to navigating the health care system among mothers with low health literacy.
Ruth Perou, PhD

10:30 AM
Illness Representations Among Mexican Mother of Children with Asthma: A Factor in Children's Health Outcomes?
Kimberly Sidora-Arcoleo, MPH, PhD, Luis E. Zayas, PhD, April Hawthorne, MEd, Rachelle Begay, BIS and Rosalia Ibarrola, MS
11:10 AM
Effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on children's educational test performance
Marie Lynn Miranda, PhD, Dohyeong Kim, PhD, Rebecca Anthopolos, MA and Claire Osgood
11:30 AM
Exploring the Association Between Low Maternal Health Literacy and Pediatric Health Care Utilization: Are Limited Reading Skills a Barrier of Concern?
Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH, Leny Mathew, MS, Ian M. Bennett, MD, PhD, Steven C. Marcus, PhD, Phyllis Solomon, PhD and Jennifer Culhane, PhD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)