Parents and health care professionals working together to improve adolescent health: the perspectives of parents

J Adolesc Health. 2009 Feb;44(2):191-194. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.06.017. Epub 2008 Oct 31.


One proposed strategy to improve adolescent health and health care is to create working partnerships among adolescent health care professionals (HCPs) and families. In this pilot qualitative study we interviewed 17 mothers to explore their perceptions of the role of parents, HCPs, and parent-HCP partnerships in addressing adolescent health issues.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Health Personnel
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Mothers*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Professional-Family Relations*
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Qualitative Research
  • Sampling Studies