African-American adolescents’ knowledge about neural tube defect (NTD) prevention

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160689
Type:
Presentation
Title:
African-American adolescents’ knowledge about neural tube defect (NTD) prevention
Abstract:
African-American adolescents’ knowledge about neural tube defect (NTD) prevention
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Lashley, Felissa
P.I. Institution Name:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Alumni Hall, Room 2331, Edwardsville, IL, 62026-1066, USA
Contact Telephone:618.650.3959
The use of folic acid ideally beginning from conception and continuing throughout pregnancy has reduced the incidence of NTDs. Despite various educational efforts, researchers report that many women still do not know about this protective action, and may not take the recommended dose. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge of African-American adolescents about using folic acid to prevent NTDs. African-American adolescents from East St. Louis, Illinois attending a special summer program who affirmed that they wished to participate, and whose parents consented, comprised the convenience sample who were surveyed using CDC-developed questions. Questions about smoking and alcohol use in pregnancy were also asked. A small pretest was done. The sample of 79 ranged in age from 11 to 19 years (mean=14.62, sd=1.85). There were 53 females (67.1%) and 26 males (32.9%). Of a possible range of 0-14, the mean score on knowledge was 4.10 (sd=2.87). Cigarette and alcohol use were viewed as unsafe in pregnancy by 70.9% and 72.2% respectively. The data will be presented by gender, and younger vs. older age groupings and compared to CDC data. These data can be used for planning health education programs and services for this population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAfrican-American adolescents’ knowledge about neural tube defect (NTD) preventionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160689-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">African-American adolescents&rsquo; knowledge about neural tube defect (NTD) prevention</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lashley, Felissa</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southern Illinois University Edwardsville</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Alumni Hall, Room 2331, Edwardsville, IL, 62026-1066, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">618.650.3959</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">flashle@siue.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The use of folic acid ideally beginning from conception and continuing throughout pregnancy has reduced the incidence of NTDs. Despite various educational efforts, researchers report that many women still do not know about this protective action, and may not take the recommended dose. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge of African-American adolescents about using folic acid to prevent NTDs. African-American adolescents from East St. Louis, Illinois attending a special summer program who affirmed that they wished to participate, and whose parents consented, comprised the convenience sample who were surveyed using CDC-developed questions. Questions about smoking and alcohol use in pregnancy were also asked. A small pretest was done. The sample of 79 ranged in age from 11 to 19 years (mean=14.62, sd=1.85). There were 53 females (67.1%) and 26 males (32.9%). Of a possible range of 0-14, the mean score on knowledge was 4.10 (sd=2.87). Cigarette and alcohol use were viewed as unsafe in pregnancy by 70.9% and 72.2% respectively. The data will be presented by gender, and younger vs. older age groupings and compared to CDC data. These data can be used for planning health education programs and services for this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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