Ann W. Garwick

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PURPOSE To describe the sociocultural patterns that promote breastfeeding or weaning in the Ojibwe community, which has very low breastfeeding rates compared to the general population. DESIGN A focused ethnographic approach with an ecological framework provided community level data. Semi-structured interviews (N = 52) were conducted in an urban Ojibwe(More)
INTRODUCTION With the current and ever-growing shortage of nurses in the United States, it is imperative that nurses find ways to prevent burnout and effectively manage compassion fatigue that can result from working with traumatized populations. The aim of this study is to identify the triggers and coping strategies that nurses who work with children with(More)
Efficiency and effectiveness of care coordination depends on a match between the needs of the population and the skills, scope of practice, and intensity of services provided by the care coordinator. Existing literature that addresses the relevance of the advanced practice nurse (APN) role as a fit for coordination of care for children with special health(More)
The primary objective was to develop and test the feasibility and acceptability of the Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime Environment (HOME) program, a pilot childhood obesity prevention intervention aimed at increasing the quality of foods in the home and at family meals. Forty-four child/parent dyads participated in a randomized controlled trial (n =(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between physical performance and fatigue in child and adolescent cohorts during the first three cycles of chemotherapy. DESIGN Prospective, observational design. SETTING Two pediatric cancer centers in the upper Midwest region of the United States. SAMPLE 16 children and 14 adolescents newly diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND Little research has been done on services and programs for children with chronic conditions and their families from the perspective of family caregivers from diverse cultural backgrounds. OBJECTIVE To identify recommendations that urban caregiving families from 3 major ethnocultural backgrounds have for improving the care of children with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare body dissatisfaction and unhealthy weight-loss practices among adolescents with and without chronic illness. DESIGN Survey. PARTICIPANTS The sample consisted of 2149 adolescent boys and girls with diabetes, asthma, attention deficit disorder, physical disabilities, or seizure disorders; and a comparison group of 1381 adolescents(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the correlates of having ever had sexual intercourse among American Indians aged 13 to 18 years in Minnesota. METHODS To assess key environmental, social, and individual correlates of sexual experience, we analyzed data from 4135 American Indian youths who participated in the 1998 and 2001 Minnesota Student Surveys. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE American Indian adolescent pregnancy rates are high, yet little is known about how Native youth view primary pregnancy prevention. The aim was to identify pregnancy prevention strategies from the perspectives of both male and female urban Native youth to inform program development. METHODS Native Teen Voices (NTV) was a community-based(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct focus groups to identify parents' perceptions of barriers to family meals and elucidate ideas to guide the development of interventions to overcome barriers. METHODS Focus groups were conducted with a convenience sample of 27 working parents in urban community settings. RESULTS Parents reported enjoying the sharing/bonding at meals,(More)