Cynthia Pearl Pitter

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AIM To explore the lived experiences of adolescents with sickle cell disease, in Kingston, Jamaica. METHOD A descriptive qualitative design was used for this research. In-depth interviews were conducted with six adolescents with sickle cell disease at a Sickle Cell Unit operated by the University of the West Indies. Interviews were audiotaped,(More)
Introduction Gender-based violence (GBV) can have devastating consequences for pregnancy because both mother and child are at risk. Midwives are in a strategic position to identify and empower pregnant women experiencing GBV; however, currently midwives in Jamaica are not required to screen for GBV, neither are they prepared to do so. Aim This study forms(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of managed care on children's access, satisfaction, use, and quality of care using nationally representative household survey data. DATA SOURCE The 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). STUDY DESIGN Bivariate and multivariate analyses are used to detect independent effects of managed care on access, satisfaction,(More)
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