Impact of a social support program on teenage prenatal care use and pregnancy outcomes.

@article{Rogers1996ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a social support program on teenage prenatal care use and pregnancy outcomes.},
  author={Mary M. Rogers and Mary D. Peoples-Sheps and Chirayath M. Suchindran},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={132-40}
}
PURPOSE This study evaluated the impact of a resource mothers program (RMP) on prenatal care use, low birth weight (LBW), and preterm birth (PTB). The intervention used paraprofessional women to provide social support to pregnant teenagers through home visiting. METHODS Data were obtained by linking RMP, health department, and birth certificate data. Outcomes for primiparous teenagers were compared across two main study groups: a RMP group (n = 1,901) and a comparison group from counties in… CONTINUE READING

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