Improving health behaviors of Latina mothers of youth with developmental disabilities
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain the rationale and design of the present health education intervention for Latina mothers of children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Describe the characteristics and health status of participants at baseline. Compare health outcomes from intervention and control groups after 3 months. Discuss the significance of current study and possible next steps.
Keyword(s): Community Health Promoters, Caregivers
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal investigator of this research study. My research focus is on the cultural context of families who care for persons with disabilities and mental illness and the experiences of parents who have disabilities. More recently, my research has focused on health disparities for minority caregivers and diagnosis and treatment disparities for Latino and Black children with an autism spectrum disorder; and on interventions to reduce health and service disparities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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