Socioeconomic Status, Family Functioning and Delayed Care Among Children With Special Needs

Donley, Tiffany and King, Dione M. and Nyathi, Nhlanganiso and Okafor, Anthony and Mbizo, Justice (2018) Socioeconomic Status, Family Functioning and Delayed Care Among Children With Special Needs. Social Work in Public Health, 33 (6). pp. 366-381. ISSN 1937-1918

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2018.1504703

Abstract

Parents of children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) face tremendous stress in caring for their children. Families of CSHCN face increased barriers to health services as evidence also reflects the influence of socioeconomic factors on access. This study investigates the impact of socioeconomic factors and family functioning on delayed care. Descriptive, bivariate, and adjusted multivariate logistic regression were performed using sampling weights. findings suggest that family dynamics are more impactful on delayed care than socioeconomic predictors. Promoting family-centered care that incorporates social support for families to reduce barriers is essential for improved quality of life and health outcomes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: children with special needs, delayed care, socioeconomic, social support
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 13:02
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 15:49
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703570

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