ERIC Number: EJ1080051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
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Have Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Quality of Health Care Relationships Changed for Children with Developmental Disabilities and ASD?
Magaña, Sandra; Parish, Susan L.; Son, Esther
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v120 n6 p504-513 Nov 2015
The aim of this study was to determine if racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of provider interaction have changed between 2006 and 2010 for children with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Data from the 2005/2006 and 2009/2010 National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs were analyzed. Results show that racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of provider interactions were substantial in both 2005/2006 and 2009/2010. Black and Latino parents were significantly less likely than White parents to report that their provider spent enough time with their child and was sensitive to the family's values. Racial and ethnic disparities in health care quality were found to be unchanged over time. Research and policy implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Interaction, Parents, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Whites, Parent Attitudes, Family Attitudes, Allied Health Personnel, Access to Health Care
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://www.aaiddjournals.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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