The Prevalence of Preeclampsia Amongst Pregnant Women IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN AN URBAN AREA of South Africa

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154864
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Presentation
Title:
The Prevalence of Preeclampsia Amongst Pregnant Women IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN AN URBAN AREA of South Africa
Abstract:
The Prevalence of Preeclampsia Amongst Pregnant Women IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN AN URBAN AREA of South Africa
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Modiba, Lebitsi, Phd;RN;BA
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Africa
Title:Senior Lecturer
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: 
To determine the prevalence of preeclampsia and its complications amongst pregnant women at a tertiary hospital in South Africa
Methods:  
A retrospective study which was conducted as the hospital records of consecutive pregnant women were reviewed i.e. from January 2008 to July 2009. Data collected included the woman?s demographics and those diagnosed with preeclampsia. Approval of the University of the Witwatersrand Ethics and clearance committee was obtained.
Data Analysis
The data was analyzed using the SPSS package version 9.0. For the descriptive aspects of the analysis, frequency distributions were generated for all categorical variables. Means and standard deviation were determined for quantitative variables.
Results: 
Preeclampsia was present in 250 pregnant women and their ages were from 16-20 years 150; 18-22 years 70 and 20-25 years 30.
Conclusion: 
Although there has been a 13.7% reduction in deaths due to complications of hypertension from 2005 to 2007; preeclampsia is still one of the causes of maternal mortality in South Africa.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Prevalence of Preeclampsia Amongst Pregnant Women IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN AN URBAN AREA of South Africaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154864-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Prevalence of Preeclampsia Amongst Pregnant Women IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN AN URBAN AREA of South Africa</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Modiba, Lebitsi, Phd;RN;BA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Africa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">modiblm@unisa.ac.za</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp; <br/>To determine the prevalence of preeclampsia and its complications amongst pregnant women at a tertiary hospital in South Africa <br/>Methods: &nbsp; <br/>A retrospective study which was conducted as the hospital records of consecutive pregnant women were reviewed i.e. from January 2008 to July 2009. Data collected included the woman?s demographics and those diagnosed with preeclampsia. Approval of the University of the Witwatersrand Ethics and clearance committee was obtained. <br/>Data Analysis <br/>The data was analyzed using the SPSS package version 9.0. For the descriptive aspects of the analysis, frequency distributions were generated for all categorical variables. Means and standard deviation were determined for quantitative variables. <br/>Results:&nbsp; <br/>Preeclampsia was present in 250 pregnant women and their ages were from 16-20 years 150; 18-22 years 70 and 20-25 years 30. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp; <br/>Although there has been a 13.7% reduction in deaths due to complications of hypertension from 2005 to 2007; preeclampsia is still one of the causes of maternal mortality in South Africa.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:20:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:20:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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