Positive deviance: An innovative approach to researching breastfeeding disparities in African-American women in the United States
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Discuss breastfeeding disparities in African-American women Describe positive deviance and its methodology Name 2 international examples of positive deviance research Explain how positive deviance inquiry is useful in research breastfeeding in African-American women
Keyword(s): Breastfeeding, Methodology
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am conducting this research as part of my doctoral dissertation, which focuses on breastfeeding. I have given presentations on this research previously, and have extensive knowledge on the topic. I have been trained in maternal and child health/breastfeeding, and have expertise in the topic of racial/ethnic disparities, particularly as they relate to breastfeeding. I have been studying these areas of infant feeding and disparities as part of my doctoral training.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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