Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Prenatal substance use screening and intervention practices of obstetrical providers in Ventura County, California
by Brenneman, Tiffany M., M.S./M.P.H., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 74; 1570826
Abstract (Summary)

Prenatal substance use is a significant problem in the United States. Identifying and treating pregnant substance users is important not only for their health, but for the health of their unborn child. The best way to identify pregnant substance users is to universally screen every pregnant patient. Women who screen positive have the greatest chance of improvement if they are immediately given a brief intervention with the utilization of motivational interviewing followed by a referral to the appropriate resources in the community. This study explores the screening and intervention practices of obstetrical providers in Ventura County, California.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Cooper, Phyllis, Forouzesh, Mohammed
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Medicine, Public health, Health care management
Keywords: Alcohol, Illicit drugs, Prenatal care, Screening, Substance use, Tobacco
Publication Number: 1570826
ISBN: 9781321400441
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