Understanding and improving health education among first-time parents of infants with sickle cell anemia in Alabama: a mixed methods approach.

@article{Lebensburger2015UnderstandingAI,
  title={Understanding and improving health education among first-time parents of infants with sickle cell anemia in Alabama: a mixed methods approach.},
  author={Jeffrey D Lebensburger and Scott D Grosse and Jessica L Altice and Joann M Thierry and Nataliya V. Ivankova},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          35-42
        }
}
With the increase in access to medical information, parents can acquire health information from multiple sources. An understanding of parents' reactions to a newborn infant's diagnosis of sickle cell anemia and how they acquire knowledge can identify parent beliefs and preferences about the process of sickle cell education. This study utilized a sequential exploratory mixed methods design. First, qualitative interviews were conducted with 8 parents of infants with sickle cell anemia to… CONTINUE READING
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