momHealth: Mobile Multiple Health Behavior Change in Teen Pregnancy & Parenting
Multiple Health Behavior Change (MHBC) Interventions for pregnant and parenting adolescent mothers have the potential to have a greater impact than single behavior interventions. This project will explore the “feasibility of a new experimental system that has the potential to enhance health-related research.” Despite the high need, there are no identified MHBC programs for adolescent pregnant women. Home visiting programs have demonstrated impact on teenage mothers and their children, but are face-to-face, do not use mobile technology (e.g. virtual home visits), and do not target the proposed health behaviors. This project's approach matches best practices in MHBC with user-friendly technologies commonly used by adolescents.
Rebecca E. Swinburne Romine, Ph.D.
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
1052 Dole Human Development Center
Lawrence, Kansas 66045