African-American parents' perceptions of partnership with their child's primary care provider

Ivor B. Horn, Stephanie J. Mitchell, Jill G Joseph, Lawrence S. Wissow

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Objective: To identify family, provider, and healthcare setting characteristics associated with African-American parents' perceptions of partnership with their child's primary care provider. Study design: Data were collected via a telephone survey of 425 African-American parents of 0- to 5-year-old children who had presented for a health visit 1 to 2 weeks earlier at participating pediatric primary care practices in Washington, DC. Parents' perceptions of the level of partnership building by their child's provider were assessed using the Street Provider Communication Style instrument. Results: Multivariate logistic regression models indicated that, after adjusting for other family and provider/setting characteristics, parents seen in community health centers were more likely to report high partnership building compared with parents seen at private or hospital-based practices. Parents with at least a college education and those who described their child's provider's race as "other" were most likely to report moderate partnership building. Conclusions: Future studies should examine elements of care delivery at community health centers that may lead to better partnerships between parents and providers in private and hospital- based practice settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-268
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume159
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'African-American parents' perceptions of partnership with their child's primary care provider'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this