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Perceived Unfair Treatment in Medical Settings Among Women: A Quantitative Study
by Jagannath, Natalie Anne Berthe, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 53; 13858479
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to explore variables that lead to women’s perception of unfair treatment in medical settings. The research looked at how age, education, marital status, obesity, general health, disability and psychological distress are associated with perceived discrimination. This quantitative study used secondary data collected from an existing survey, the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Chi-square statistical procedures were used to test research questions. The results showed that age, education, marital status and women who identified as being obese had statistically significant rates of perceived discrimination in medical settings. These findings are beneficial to social work practice because they allow for better understanding of barriers to medical treatment for mothers with young children.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Kim, Mimi, Ranney, Molly J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Behavioral Sciences, Womens studies
Keywords: Discrimination, Medical treatment, Mothers, Perceived discrimination, Unfair treatment, Women
Publication Number: 13858479
ISBN: 9781085561563
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