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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Rural Appalachia.

Shannon M Cain, Anne Conway, Terri Combs-Orme, Sarah L Bruck, E Kyle Cook, Elizabeth Thomas,

As the United States faces the repercussions of the current opioid epidemic, it is important for social workers to be able to identify risks for poor birth outcomes in infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Although some studies have identified single risk factors, no studies have tested associations between total ... Read more >>

Soc Work (Social work)
[2021, 66(3):197-205]

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Maternal trauma and fear history predict BDNF methylation and gene expression in newborns.

Stefanie R Pilkay, Terri Combs-Orme, Frances Tylavsky, Nicole Bush, Alicia K Smith,

Trauma and related fear exert significant influence on mental and physical health throughout the lifespan and are associated with intergenerational patterns of development, health, and behavior. DNA methylation and gene expression are involved in our developmental adaptations to our experiences and can be influenced by social interventions. Patterns of DNA ... Read more >>

PeerJ (PeerJ)
[2020, 8:e8858]

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Examining the inter-correlated effects of low income, life stress, and race on birth outcomes: A representative state study.

Tess Lefmann, Terri Combs-Orme, John G Orme,

Programming of the stress response system during gestation has lifelong effects that put the infant at risk for multiple stress-related pathologies. Populations most vulnerable to prenatal stress are African-Americans and individuals of low socioeconomic status. The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) research project, a collaboration between the Centers for ... Read more >>

Soc Work Health Care (Social work in health care)
[2017, 56(6):450-469]

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Parenting perceptions of low-income mothers.

Jenny Webb, Melanie Hall Morris, Sandra P Thomas, Terri Combs-Orme,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study was to gain understanding of perceptions of low-income pregnant women and mothers about parenting.<h4>Study design and methods</h4>Participants were 65 low-income, primarily African American, women in their 20s and 30s who were recruited from a faith-based social service center in Memphis, Tennessee. Interviews were ... Read more >>

MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs (MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing)
[2015, 40(2):116-121]

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Epigenetics and the social work imperative.

Terri Combs-Orme,

Epigenesis is the biochemical process through which some genes are expressed and others remain silent, and it reinforces and explains the powerful impact that the environment has on human development. Epigenetic effects occur not only through diet, chemical exposure, and high levels of environmental stress, but also through chronic poverty ... Read more >>

Soc Work (Social work)
[2013, 58(1):23-30]

Cited: 11 times

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Anticipatory guidance and early child development: pediatrician advice, parent behaviors, and unmet needs as reported by parents from different backgrounds.

Terri Combs-Orme, Barbara Holden Nixon, Henry G Herrod,

Anticipatory guidance is acknowledged as an important aspect of pediatric practice, and research shows that parents expect and value the information and advice they receive from their pediatric health care providers. This study surveyed 373 parents (88% mothers) of infants in waiting rooms of diverse pediatric practices in Memphis,Tennessee, about ... Read more >>

Clin Pediatr (Phila) (Clinical pediatrics)
[2011, 50(8):729-737]

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Predictors of mothers' use of spanking with their infants.

Terri Combs-Orme, Daphne S Cain,

<h4>Objectives</h4>This study describes mothers who report spanking their infants in the first 13 months of life.<h4>Methods</h4>Two hundred forty-six (246) mothers were interviewed in the Mother-Baby Unit of a large university-affiliated hospital in a large southeastern city of the United States. Ninety-three percent (93%) of those mothers were reinterviewed in their ... Read more >>

Child Abuse Negl (Child abuse & neglect)
[2008, 32(6):649-657]

Cited: 12 times

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Do maternal concerns at delivery predict parenting stress during infancy?

Terri Combs-Orme, Daphne S Cain, Elizabeth E Wilson,

<h4>Objective</h4>In a previous study, we found that new mothers could and would express concerns about their parenting, including concerns about maltreatment and poor care. In this study, we examine the utility of early maternal concerns for predicting parenting stress in the first year. Parenting stress is important because it has ... Read more >>

Child Abuse Negl (Child abuse & neglect)
[2004, 28(4):377-392]

Cited: 4 times

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Protecting children from chemical exposure: social work and U.S. social welfare policy.

Mary E Rogge, Terri Combs-Orme,

Evidence suggests that the combinations of over 70,000 to 75,000 chemicals in air, land, water, and food to which children are exposed daily are instrumental in increasing the rates and severity of preventable childhood illness from asthma, leukemia, and other diseases. This article defines chemical contamination and reviews data regarding ... Read more >>

Soc Work (Social work)
[2003, 48(4):439-450]

Cited: 5 times

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