Domestic violence during pregnancy, maternal education, maternal autonomy, and rural-urban status as predictors of Indian women's maternal health care utilization and breastfeeding
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Describe the prevalence of emotional and physical domestic violence during pregnancy in a nationally representative sample of Indian mothers. Explain the role of domestic violence variables, education, and women's autonomy in predicting Indian women's maternal health care utilization. Identify one strategy that public health practitioners could use to improve maternal health care utilization of pregnant Indian women experiencing domestic violence.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a doctoral candidate in Maternal and Child Health and the proposed study is my dissertation. I am from India and have spent three years working with underserved Indian families on maternal health care utilization, maternal and child immunizations, and breastfeeding. I am also instructor of a University of Maryland course that introduces college students to the Indian public health system through a study abroad program.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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