Socioeconomic Status, Family Functioning and Delayed Care Among Children With Special Needs
journal contributionposted on 2023-08-30, 15:37 authored by Tiffany Donley, Dione M. King, Nhlanganiso Nyathi, Anthony Okafor, Justice Mbizo
Parents of children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) face tremendous stress in caring for their children. Families of CSHCN face increased barriers to health services as evidence also reflects the influence of socioeconomic factors on access. This study investigates the impact of socioeconomic factors and family functioning on delayed care. Descriptive, bivariate, and adjusted multivariate logistic regression were performed using sampling weights. findings suggest that family dynamics are more impactful on delayed care than socioeconomic predictors. Promoting family-centered care that incorporates social support for families to reduce barriers is essential for improved quality of life and health outcomes.
Publication titleSocial Work in Public Health
PublisherTaylor & Francis
- Accepted version