Health care utilization: the experiences of rural HIV-positive African American women.

@article{Vyavaharkar2008HealthCU,
  title={Health care utilization: the experiences of rural HIV-positive African American women.},
  author={Medha V Vyavaharkar and Linda Moneyham and Sara J. Corwin},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={294-306}
}
This qualitative study explored perceptions and experiences of HIV-positive rural African American women regarding availability, accessibility, and quality of health care and social services. Twenty-two women residing in rural areas of South Carolina were recruited to participate in one of three focus groups. A conceptual model of health services utilization was used to guide the study and served as a framework for coding data. Verbatim transcripts of group discussions were analyzed using… CONTINUE READING

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