TITLE

VOICE AND TRUST AS PREDICTORS OF PARENTAL SATISFACTION WITH CHILD HEALTH CARE AMONG A HEAD START SAMPLE

AUTHOR(S)
Tataw, David Besong; Bazargan-Hejazi, Shahrzad; Patel, Priya
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p129
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The specific aim of this study is to identify factors related to parental satisfaction with a child health provider's services among a sample of Head Start parents. This is a retrospective study with a sample of 250 consented parents/guardians of registered Head Start children (3-5 years old), in South Los Angeles, California, USA. The study results showed that parents who were empowered or having a voice to demonstrate concerns about their child's health to the provider, negotiate a health care management plan , and ask questions, were nearly six times more likely to have reported receiving caring services from their child's providers (OR =5.78; CI= 2.882-11.8, P ≤ .05). Also, parents who reported trusting their child's provider were eight times more likely to report receiving caring services from their child's providers (OR = 8.63; CI=9.30-18.1, P ≤ .05). These results have implications for health provider training in patient-centered care and for patient empowerment during a medical encounter.
ACCESSION #
52741654

 

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