Health education priorities: Perspectives from women's voices

Melissa D. Avery, Kamisha Hamilton Escoto, Lauren D. Gilchrist, Cynthia Peden-Mcalpine

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The authors conducted a study to determine women's perceived health information needs in various geographic locations to plan health-related outreach in a Midwestern U.S. state. Eighty-seven women representing diverse communities in both urban and rural locations participated. Themes identified from transcripts of focus groups included confusion and information overload, concerns regarding lifestyle and specific health conditions, a lack of time for self care, factors influencing health-related behavior change, navigating the health system, and a need to "make this system work for me." The voices of these women contribute to the search for solutions to provide comprehensive, holistic women's health care in the U.S. and internationally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-900
Number of pages14
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011


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