The purpose of this study was to identify barriers perceived by homeless families to well child care for their children under age thirteen and to determine if there is a relationship between perceived barriers and duration of homelessness. Using an investigator-modified version of Melnyk's Barriers Scale and a demographic measure, a convenience sample of homeless families (N = 53) from three transitional shelters in two southern California counties were surveyed via questionnaire. Barriers to well child care for homeless children were identified. No relationship was determined to exist between duration of homelessness and perceived barriers using a measurement of correlation.
Lois Van Cleve
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Child Welfare -- psychology; Homeless Persons; Delivery of Health Care; Preventive Health Services
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Riemer, Judith G., "Identified Barriers to well Child Care for Homeless Children Under Age Thirteen" (1992). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 766.
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