Legacy for Children and the medical home: An audit of Legacy for Children's impact on children's health and family compliance

Alicia Pino, Colony Fugate

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Abstract

Introduction: Legacy for Children has been studied and shown to improve the parent-child relationship and make positive change in parenting practices. This study is a review to determine the program’s impact on children’s health and family medical compliance.

Hypothesis: We hypothesize that participation in the Legacy for Children program will have a positive impact on a child’s health and the family’s overall medical compliance.

Study Design and Methods: We used a retrospective patient chart review to evaluate the program’s effect on the child’s health. Due to limited numbers of participants our numerical measures are statistically insignificant.

Results: Of the charts reviewed there was: 1) 85.4% kept well child checks appointments, (2) 60% received vaccines on schedule, (3) 93% had appropriate growth and met milestones, (4) 20% had a hospitalization (5) 82% underwent appropriate screening at visits, (6) 78% kept appointments with specialists, (7) 27% moved to a new home, (8) 40% changed primary care physicians.

Conclusions: It is unclear whether participation in the Legacy for Children Program has an impact on a patient’s medical compliance. This study has a very small sample size. In order to better determine if Legacy has a positive impact on a patient’s medical compliance, we would need to have a larger sample size in the program, do comparative studies, or to conduct qualitative studies in either interview or focus group formats. Given the importance of the caregiver/child bond to health and development and the cost of Legacy implementation, further studies are warranted.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 22 Aug 2020
EventOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, TULSA, United States
Duration: 21 Feb 201922 Feb 2019
https://hdl.handle.net/11244/323882

Conference

ConferenceOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019
Abbreviated titleResearch Day 2019
CountryUnited States
CityTULSA
Period21/02/1922/02/19
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