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Preferred health resources and use of social media to obtain health and depression information by adolescent mothers.

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Logsdon, MC; Bennett, G; Crutzen, R; Martin, L; Eckert, D; Robertson, A; Myers, J; Tomasulo, R; Gregg, J; Barone, M; Lynch, T; Flamini, L
Published in: Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc
November 2014

Little is known about how adolescent mothers use social media and the Internet, especially to access health information.In this cross-sectional, descriptive study, adolescent mothers were recruited from an academic medical center after the birth of their child (n = 94) or from a state-funded, home visitation program during the first year after birth (n = 91). They completed the Pew Internet Survey: 37 questions related to use of social media and Internet, particularly in regard to obtaining health information.All adolescent mothers used a computer and almost all went online. Most accessed the Internet by cell phone (67.4%) and used social media. The health topics searched most frequently were pregnancy/birth control (85.8%), sexually transmitted diseases (n = 134, 72.6%) and HIV (66.3%). Response to survey questions differed between the two groups (adolescent mothers surveyed after birth from academic medical center and adolescent mothers surveyed in the first postpartum year in the community).Adolescent mothers spend significant time on the Internet including searching for health information. Cell phones are their preferred methods for accessing the Internet, and they use social media. Thus, social media and the Internet are potentially feasible and acceptable vehicles to deliver health interventions to adolescent mothers.

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Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc

DOI

EISSN

1744-6171

ISSN

1073-6077

Publication Date

November 2014

Volume

27

Issue

4

Start / End Page

163 / 168

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Media
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • Pregnancy
  • Mothers
  • Internet
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Depression
  • Consumer Health Information
  • Cell Phone
 

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Logsdon, M. C., Bennett, G., Crutzen, R., Martin, L., Eckert, D., Robertson, A., … Flamini, L. (2014). Preferred health resources and use of social media to obtain health and depression information by adolescent mothers. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing : Official Publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc, 27(4), 163–168. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcap.12083
Logsdon, M Cynthia, Gary Bennett, Rik Crutzen, LuAnn Martin, Diane Eckert, Ashley Robertson, John Myers, et al. “Preferred health resources and use of social media to obtain health and depression information by adolescent mothers.Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing : Official Publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc 27, no. 4 (November 2014): 163–68. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcap.12083.
Logsdon MC, Bennett G, Crutzen R, Martin L, Eckert D, Robertson A, et al. Preferred health resources and use of social media to obtain health and depression information by adolescent mothers. Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc. 2014 Nov;27(4):163–8.
Logsdon, M. Cynthia, et al. “Preferred health resources and use of social media to obtain health and depression information by adolescent mothers.Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing : Official Publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc, vol. 27, no. 4, Nov. 2014, pp. 163–68. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcap.12083.
Logsdon MC, Bennett G, Crutzen R, Martin L, Eckert D, Robertson A, Myers J, Tomasulo R, Gregg J, Barone M, Lynch T, Flamini L. Preferred health resources and use of social media to obtain health and depression information by adolescent mothers. Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc. 2014 Nov;27(4):163–168.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc

DOI

EISSN

1744-6171

ISSN

1073-6077

Publication Date

November 2014

Volume

27

Issue

4

Start / End Page

163 / 168

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Media
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • Pregnancy
  • Mothers
  • Internet
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Depression
  • Consumer Health Information
  • Cell Phone