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Title: Socially excluded mothers and infants : an evaluation of community based health promotion programmes
Author: Yuan, Siyang
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
The aim of this thesis was to evaluate two community based health promotion programmes for Irishborn (NI) and Chinese immigrant mothers and infants living in deprived areas. Study 1: A cross-sectional study to compare differences in NI and Chinese immigrant mothers' dental health and mother and infant's weight status. Mothers' oral health and health related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding oral health, infant feeding, childhood obesity and mother-infant bonding were compared. The findings suggested that Chinese compared with NI mothers had poorer oral health and health related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, poor mother-infant bonding as well as poorer dental health. Study 2: An evaluation of'Treasure Baby Teeth' focussed on preschool child dental registration in deprived areas. It was delivered by health visitors during home visits. Dental registration rates were assessed 6 months before, 24 months during and 5 months after the intervention. The results indicated the improved dental registration rates for 0-2-year-old children living in the intervention wards 24 months during and 5 months after the intervention. Study 3: An evaluation 'of the CHllvIE (Chinese Immigrant Mothers health Education) Programme. This was developed and targeted at Chinese immigrant mothers of infants living in deprived areas using a controlled trial. Intervention group mothers were visited by SY at 8 weeks and 6 months on a one-to-one basis. Health topics included oral hygiene, dental attendance, infant feeding in relation to childhood caries and obesity, and mother-infant bonding. Two telephone calls were made at 4 months and 9 months to reinforce the information and provide supports to intervention group mothers. Improvements were demonstrated in the intervention group mothers' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding oral health, infant feeding and childhood obesity a~d.'mother-infant bonding.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.486264  DOI: Not available
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