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Am J Public Health. 2012 Oct;102(10):1862-5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300914. Epub 2012 Aug 16.

Preventing subsequent births for low-income adolescent mothers: an exploratory investigation of mediating factors in intensive case management.

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Center for Social Work Research, The University of Texas, Austin School of Social Work, USA. carolmarie@austin.utexas.edu

Abstract

We used a quasi-experimental design to examine the impact of intensive case management (ICM) on preventing 3-year subsequent births for low-income adolescent mothers. We used χ(2) and mediation analyses, respectively, to test whether ICM reduced likelihood of subsequent births and whether birth control and perceived social support mediated this relationship. Participants in ICM were less likely to have a subsequent birth within 3 years, but we found no evidence for mediators. This study suggests that ICM may be effective in preventing subsequent births for adolescents.

PMID:
22897551
PMCID:
PMC3490663
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2012.300914
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