Date of Award

5-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the economic and psychosocial barriers to receiving adequate prenatal care among racial minority women.The respondents for this study were thirty racial minority women. The sixteenAfrican-American and fourteen Hispanic women respondents were all postpartum patients at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The content of the study includes an in-depth look at both the economic and psychosocial barriers to receiving adequate use prenatal care, as well as the historical perspective. The related topics of low birthweight and infant mortality are also examined. The Cognitive Theory was examined in an attempt to understand the reasoning behind racial minority women not receiving adequate prenatal care.

A Pearson's "r" correlation was conducted between the independent variables and the dependent variable. Both of the null hypotheses were accepted. Therefore, the major findings in this study concluded that there was no statistical significance between economic and psychosocial barriers and receiving adequate prenatal care among racial minority women.

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