Early Pregnancy Recognition as a Predictor of Early Prenatal Care Initiation among Women of Childbearing Age

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156175
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Early Pregnancy Recognition as a Predictor of Early Prenatal Care Initiation among Women of Childbearing Age
Abstract:
Early Pregnancy Recognition as a Predictor of Early Prenatal Care Initiation among Women of Childbearing Age
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Ayoola, Adejoke B., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Calvin College
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Manfred Stommel, PhD; Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MSc; Larry Hembroff, PhD; Audrey Gift, RN, PhD, FAAN; Renee Canady, PhD and Linda Spence, PhD, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The Healthy People 2010 goal that 90% of women should initiate PNC in the first trimester presupposes that women do recognize their pregnancies early. However, a woman who does not recognize her pregnancy early may not initiate prenatal care (PNC) early and may continue unhealthy behaviors during the early period of pregnancy. This study examined whether the time of pregnancy recognition predicts the time of initiation of PNC, the number of prenatal visits. The study is a secondary data analysis of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS) multi-state data for United States from 2000-2004. The PRAMS program entails cross-sectional surveys, addressing maternal behaviors and experiences that occur before, during, and shortly after pregnancy among U.S. women of childbearing age. The analysis involved weighting of complex survey data using STATA9.2 software. Binary and multinomial logistic regressions were used for the analyses. Of the 136,373 women in the study, 72.4% recognized their pregnancy within 6 weeks (mean = 5.9 weeks). Ninety percent of the women had recognized their pregnancy by 12 weeks (mean = 9 weeks) and 80% had initiated PNC by 12 weeks. Early pregnancy recognition is a strong predictor of early PNC initiation. Promotion of early pregnancy recognition by nurses may be effective in improving early entry into PNC among women of childbearing age.
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.titleEarly Pregnancy Recognition as a Predictor of Early Prenatal Care Initiation among Women of Childbearing Ageen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156175-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Early Pregnancy Recognition as a Predictor of Early Prenatal Care Initiation among Women of Childbearing Age</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ayoola, Adejoke B., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Calvin College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aba3@calvin.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Manfred Stommel, PhD; Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MSc; Larry Hembroff, PhD; Audrey Gift, RN, PhD, FAAN; Renee Canady, PhD and Linda Spence, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The Healthy People 2010 goal that 90% of women should initiate PNC in the first trimester presupposes that women do recognize their pregnancies early. However, a woman who does not recognize her pregnancy early may not initiate prenatal care (PNC) early and may continue unhealthy behaviors during the early period of pregnancy. This study examined whether the time of pregnancy recognition predicts the time of initiation of PNC, the number of prenatal visits. The study is a secondary data analysis of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS) multi-state data for United States from 2000-2004. The PRAMS program entails cross-sectional surveys, addressing maternal behaviors and experiences that occur before, during, and shortly after pregnancy among U.S. women of childbearing age. The analysis involved weighting of complex survey data using STATA9.2 software. Binary and multinomial logistic regressions were used for the analyses. Of the 136,373 women in the study, 72.4% recognized their pregnancy within 6 weeks (mean = 5.9 weeks). Ninety percent of the women had recognized their pregnancy by 12 weeks (mean = 9 weeks) and 80% had initiated PNC by 12 weeks. Early pregnancy recognition is a strong predictor of early PNC initiation. Promotion of early pregnancy recognition by nurses may be effective in improving early entry into PNC among women of childbearing age.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:31:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:31:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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