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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161474
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nutrition and Weight Gain Experiences of Pregnant Adolescents
Abstract:
Nutrition and Weight Gain Experiences of Pregnant Adolescents
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Montgomery, Kristin
Contact Address:39149 Debra Court, Clinton Township, MI, 48038, USA
Purpose: Low birth weight and preterm delivery significantly impact perinatal morbidity and mortality. Adequate maternal weight gain during pregnancy is one factor that has been identified as a means to address low birth weight and preterm delivery. A significant influence of adequate maternal weight gain during pregnancy is appropriate nutrition to support fetal growth and promote adequate maternal stores. Adequate maternal weight gain is of particular importance for pregnant adolescents, who are often still growing themselves. There is some evidence of maternal-fetal competition for nutrients during adolescent pregnancy. In addition, adolescent girls are often overly concerned about weight gain outside of pregnancy, and may participate in extreme behaviors to keep weight at perceived desirable levels. These drastic behaviors can result in inadequate weight gain during pregnancy, low birth weight, and preterm delivery. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the nutrition and weight gain experiences of pregnant adolescents. Theoretical Framework: N/A Subjects: A convenience sample of approximately 12 pregnant adolescents (14-17 years) is being recruited from a prenatal clinic. Method: Data are being gathered via unstructured, in-depth phenomenological interviews. Participants are asked: “Tell me about your experiences with nutrition and weight gain since you became pregnant” as the lead question to begin the interview. Additional probes are used as needed to enhance the flow of conversation. Data are being analyzed using the Giorgi Method. This method consists of reading transcripts to gain an understanding of the whole, identification of themes within the transcript, comparison of themes to previous themes, and integration into the meaning of the study. Rigor is being maintained in this investigation by the method proposed by Sandelowski (1986), which uses four criteria to maintain rigor in qualitative research: credibility, fittingness, auditability, and confirmability. Results/Conclusions: In progress. AN: MN030239
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.titleNutrition and Weight Gain Experiences of Pregnant Adolescentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161474-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nutrition and Weight Gain Experiences of Pregnant Adolescents</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Montgomery, Kristin</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">39149 Debra Court, Clinton Township, MI, 48038, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Low birth weight and preterm delivery significantly impact perinatal morbidity and mortality. Adequate maternal weight gain during pregnancy is one factor that has been identified as a means to address low birth weight and preterm delivery. A significant influence of adequate maternal weight gain during pregnancy is appropriate nutrition to support fetal growth and promote adequate maternal stores. Adequate maternal weight gain is of particular importance for pregnant adolescents, who are often still growing themselves. There is some evidence of maternal-fetal competition for nutrients during adolescent pregnancy. In addition, adolescent girls are often overly concerned about weight gain outside of pregnancy, and may participate in extreme behaviors to keep weight at perceived desirable levels. These drastic behaviors can result in inadequate weight gain during pregnancy, low birth weight, and preterm delivery. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the nutrition and weight gain experiences of pregnant adolescents. Theoretical Framework: N/A Subjects: A convenience sample of approximately 12 pregnant adolescents (14-17 years) is being recruited from a prenatal clinic. Method: Data are being gathered via unstructured, in-depth phenomenological interviews. Participants are asked: &ldquo;Tell me about your experiences with nutrition and weight gain since you became pregnant&rdquo; as the lead question to begin the interview. Additional probes are used as needed to enhance the flow of conversation. Data are being analyzed using the Giorgi Method. This method consists of reading transcripts to gain an understanding of the whole, identification of themes within the transcript, comparison of themes to previous themes, and integration into the meaning of the study. Rigor is being maintained in this investigation by the method proposed by Sandelowski (1986), which uses four criteria to maintain rigor in qualitative research: credibility, fittingness, auditability, and confirmability. Results/Conclusions: In progress. AN: MN030239 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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