Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 19, issue 1, P294-306 2008 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2008.0013 View full text
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Medha V. Vyavaharkar, Linda. Moneyham, Sara. Corwin

Abstract: This qualitative study explored perceptions and experiences of HIV-positive rural African American women regarding availability, accessibility, and quality of health care and social services. Twenty-two women residing in rural areas of South Carolina were recruited to participate in one of three focus groups. A conceptual model of health services utilization was used to guide the study and served as a framework for coding data. Verbatim transcripts of group discussions were analyzed using content analysis to c…

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