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Focus groups were conducted with low-income, pregnant women and new mothers receiving services from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC program) along with their male partners and their mothers. All participants were Hispanics of Mexican American origin. The topics for the focus-group discussions were(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the reproductive health care experiences of women with physical disabilities and how reproductive health care experiences could be improved. DESIGN A qualitative interview study was conducted. PARTICIPANTS Ten women, ages 28 to 47 years, with physical disabilities, including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and paralysis, were(More)
A sample of staff members from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC program) were interviewed about breastfeeding and their perceptions of WIC recipients' views on breastfeeding. WIC staff members universally supported breastfeeding and expressed desires for more linkages between WIC agencies and perinatal(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the extent to which social support and variables included in the Transtheoretical Model were explanatory for exercise initiation and weight maintenance in postpartum women. DESIGN A cross-sectional descriptive design. SETTING Data were collected in the participant's homes. PARTICIPANTS Postpartum women who had normal pregnancies(More)
Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research is a growing area of science focused on overcoming the science-practice gap by targeting the distribution of information and adoption of interventions to public health and clinical practice settings. This study examined D&I research projects funded under specific program announcements by the US National(More)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type I is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by loss of lower motor neurons in the spinal cord. This severe hereditary neurodegenerative disorder is an important cause of morbidity in the neonate and the leading hereditary cause of infant mortality. The characteristic degeneration of anterior horn cells in the spinal(More)
Folic acid will soon be added to cereal-grain products as a result of a new public health measure enacted by the Food and Drug Administration. This fortification program will target women of childbearing age with the goal of increasing folic acid intake, a B vitamin shown to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects. This measure may benefit the health of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the adherence of women's health providers in New Mexico to the Women's Preventive Services Guidelines and to examine how providers' knowledge, attitudes, and external barriers are associated with adherence. DESIGN Cross-sectional, descriptive survey. SETTING New Mexico. PARTICIPANTS Women's health providers in New Mexico, including(More)