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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155254
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Advanced Age Pregnant Women: Their Health Concerns and Anxiety
Abstract:
Advanced Age Pregnant Women: Their Health Concerns and Anxiety
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Loke, Alice Yuen, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Chung Fun Poon, RN, MSc
[Research Presentation] This is a cross-sectional study aims to examine the differences of health concerns and health behaviors between pregnant women aged equal to or greater than 35 and those younger than 35 years of age. A total of 235 primiparae Chinese women were recruited from an antenatal clinic of a large regional hospital in Hong Kong to complete a questionnaire. When the advanced age pregnant women are compared with those younger than 35, they are more likely to have tertiary education (42.6% vs. 28.7%), higher monthly family income equal to or greater than HK$40,001 (40.5% vs. 15.3%). They are also more likely to concern about 'possibility of miscarriage' (63.8% vs. 45/9%), Down's syndrome (70.2% vs. 37.8%), structural defect of fetus (78.7% vs. 54.1%), the physical demand in caring the newborn (61.7% vs. 45.4%), and health recovery after childbirth (63.8% vs. 42.7%). However, they are more likely to take up health promotion behaviors, such as 'take nutritious food' (100%), avoid 'junk food' (72.3%) and 'wearing tight clothing and high heel shoes' (100%). The advanced age women have lower anxiety state score than their counter part (m=37.9 vs. 40.1) although it is not statistical difference. The results of this study provide the background for improving maternity care catering the specific needs of these advanced age pregnant women.á á
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.titleAdvanced Age Pregnant Women: Their Health Concerns and Anxietyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155254-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Advanced Age Pregnant Women: Their Health Concerns and Anxiety</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Loke, Alice Yuen, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Hong Kong Polytechnic University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hsaloke@polyu.edu.hk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Chung Fun Poon, RN, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] This is a cross-sectional study aims to examine the differences of health concerns and health behaviors between pregnant women aged equal to or greater than 35 and those younger than 35 years of age. A total of 235 primiparae Chinese women were recruited from an antenatal clinic of a large regional hospital in Hong Kong to complete a questionnaire. When the advanced age pregnant women are compared with those younger than 35, they are more likely to have tertiary education (42.6% vs. 28.7%), higher monthly family income equal to or greater than HK$40,001 (40.5% vs. 15.3%). They are also more likely to concern about 'possibility of miscarriage' (63.8% vs. 45/9%), Down's syndrome (70.2% vs. 37.8%), structural defect of fetus (78.7% vs. 54.1%), the physical demand in caring the newborn (61.7% vs. 45.4%), and health recovery after childbirth (63.8% vs. 42.7%). However, they are more likely to take up health promotion behaviors, such as 'take nutritious food' (100%), avoid 'junk food' (72.3%) and 'wearing tight clothing and high heel shoes' (100%). The advanced age women have lower anxiety state score than their counter part (m=37.9 vs. 40.1) although it is not statistical difference. The results of this study provide the background for improving maternity care catering the specific needs of these advanced age pregnant women.&aacute; &aacute;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:40:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:40:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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