Margaret L. Holland

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OBJECTIVES We examined visit attendance patterns in the Memphis trial of the Nurse-Family Partnership and associations between these patterns and family characteristics, outcomes, and treatment-control differences in outcomes. METHODS We employed repeated measures latent class analysis to identify attendance patterns among the 228 mothers assigned to(More)
OBJECTIVES Genetic mutations in breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1/2 are associated with an increased risk of breast/ovarian cancers. Cost-effective preventive measures are available for women who test positive. The objective of this study was to determine at what risk of mutation it is cost-effective to test women for BRCA1/2 mutations. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe mothers' reasons for leaving a home visiting program early. DESIGN Qualitative descriptive study using semistructured interviews of mothers who dropped out of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and two focus groups with nurses and nurse supervisors at an NFP site. SETTING A New York State site of a NFP home visitation program for(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the association between mass media coverage on flu-related topics and influenza vaccination, regarding timing and annual vaccination rates, among the nationally representative community-dwelling elderly. DATA SOURCE Years 1999, 2000, and 2001 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional survival analyses during(More)
Pregnancy among unmarried adolescents has been linked to negative personal control beliefs. In contrast, self-agency beliefs about control over future possibilities have been linked to delay in subsequent childbearing. In this secondary analysis, we examined factors associated with self-agency change in 429 unmarried adolescent mothers from intervention and(More)
Descriptive data on nurse-midwifery income, workload, job definitions, employment benefits, and clinical practices are limited. Information about nurse-midwifery practice today is important for the growth of the profession and for future policy initiatives. A survey of nurse-midwives in Connecticut was conducted in 2005. This article reports state-specific(More)
OBJECTIVE Low birth weight leads to adverse health outcomes throughout life, is particularly high among Blacks, and may contribute to health disparities between Whites and Blacks in the United States. Stress is among the many potential contributors to birth weight, but key sources of stress have not yet been clearly identified. The objective of this paper(More)
Studies have demonstrated that low-income families often have disproportionately high utilization of emergency department (ED) and hospital services, and low utilization of preventive visits. A possible contributing factor is that some mothers may not respond optimally to their infants’ health needs, either due to their own responsiveness or due to the(More)
The objective of this study is to examine the role of maternal self-efficacy as a potential mediator between maternal depression and child hospitalizations in low-income families. We analyzed data from 432 mother–child pairs who were part of the control-group for the Nurse-Family Partnership trial in Memphis, TN. Low-income urban, mostly minority women were(More)
BACKGROUND Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is one of the most common chronic health conditions in adolescents in the United States. Adherence to the recommended treatment regimen has been reported as a source of stress for adolescents. AIM The purpose of this study was to examine the associations among general and diabetes-specific stress and glycemic control(More)