American-Indian women and health

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Abstract

Little research has been conducted on the health status and health-related issues of urban American-Indian women, particularly those who are involved with alcohol or drugs (AOD). Given this gap in knowledge, this study assessed the health status along with health care needs and service provision of AOD-involved American-Indian women living in the southwestern United States. Results indicated high levels of AOD use; experiences of sexual misbehavior; multiple pregnancies with adverse outcomes, including stillbirth and loss of child custody; and need for additional health care services. Recommendations include enhancing the education of health care providers with regard to American-Indian women's AOD use and the need for comprehensive, culturally competent, gender-specific AOD treatment services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-109
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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North American Indians
Women's Health
Alcohols
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Health Status
Health Services
Child Custody
Southwestern United States
Delivery of Health Care
Multiple Pregnancy
Stillbirth
Health Personnel
Education
Health
Research

Keywords

  • Alcohol abuse
  • American Indian
  • Drug abuse
  • Health care needs
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Psychology

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American-Indian women and health. / Stevens, Sally J.

In: Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2002, p. 97-109.

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