Related Outcome Measures of Preconception/Interconception Care among Women of Reproductive Age

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308275
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Related Outcome Measures of Preconception/Interconception Care among Women of Reproductive Age
Author(s):
Ealy, Raishonda Brene'
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Lambda
Author Details:
Raishonda Brene' Ealy, MSN, RN, rbebn7@mail.umsl.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Related Outcome Measures of Preconception/Interconception Care among Women of Reproductive Age

Problem: 

Poor birth outcomes continue to be a problem in the United States despite major advances in medical care.  50% of all pregnancies are unintended and low birth weight, prematurity, small for gestational age, and birth defects account for >10,000 infant deaths per year, representing 35% of all infant deaths.  The importance of preconception/interconception care is emphasized in Healthy People 2020 Maternal Infant Child objective #16, however, there is inconsistency with regard to measuring the impact of preconception/interconeption care. 

Purpose:

The purpose of this literature review is to develop a framework for choosing evidence-based outcome measures of preconception/interconeption care on women of reproductive age. 

Search Strategy:

CINAHL and Medline databases were queried for quantitative articles using the keywords: preconception care, interconception care, interpregnancy intervals and periconceptional.  Interventional, retrospective, prospective studies and literature supporting preconception/interconception concepts were included.

Literature Review:

Eight (8) studies were chosen and critiqued for appropriateness of design, logical consistency of the study method, types of validity, statistical significance, sources of error and implications for practice.  The articles were also evaluated on whether their research findings supported preconception/interconception care.

Synthesis:

Preconception/interconception care were shown to increase a women’s perceived internal control, awareness of folic acid usage to decrease neural tube defects, improved counseling of pregnant women and facilitation of informed decision making for maternal infections and prepregnancy hyperglycemic control. 

Implications for practice:

The studies reviewed support the implementation of preconception/interconception care as an intervention to positively impact the health status of women of reproductive age and health related behaviors influencing birth outcomes such as decreased cigarette smoke and alcohol consumption, increasing folic acid consumption and the proper spacing of pregnancies influence birth outcomes; preterm delivery and low birth weight.

 Raishonda Ealy, MSN RN

Keywords:
preconception care; reproductive age; interconception care
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelated Outcome Measures of Preconception/Interconception Care among Women of Reproductive Ageen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEaly, Raishonda Brene'en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsRaishonda Brene' Ealy, MSN, RN, rbebn7@mail.umsl.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308275-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Related Outcome Measures of Preconception/Interconception Care among Women of Reproductive Age <p align="left">Problem:  <p align="left">Poor birth outcomes continue to be a problem in the United States despite major advances in medical care.  50% of all pregnancies are unintended and low birth weight, prematurity, small for gestational age, and birth defects account for >10,000 infant deaths per year, representing 35% of all infant deaths.  The importance of preconception/interconception care is emphasized in Healthy People 2020 Maternal Infant Child objective #16, however, there is inconsistency with regard to measuring the impact of preconception/interconeption care.  <p align="left">Purpose: <p align="left">The purpose of this literature review is to develop a framework for choosing evidence-based outcome measures of preconception/interconeption care on women of reproductive age.  <p align="left">Search Strategy: <p align="left">CINAHL and Medline databases were queried for quantitative articles using the keywords: preconception care, interconception care, interpregnancy intervals and periconceptional.  Interventional, retrospective, prospective studies and literature supporting preconception/interconception concepts were included. <p align="left">Literature Review: <p align="left">Eight (8) studies were chosen and critiqued for appropriateness of design, logical consistency of the study method, types of validity, statistical significance, sources of error and implications for practice.  The articles were also evaluated on whether their research findings supported preconception/interconception care. <p align="left">Synthesis: <p align="left">Preconception/interconception care were shown to increase a women’s perceived internal control, awareness of folic acid usage to decrease neural tube defects, improved counseling of pregnant women and facilitation of informed decision making for maternal infections and prepregnancy hyperglycemic control.  <p align="left">Implications for practice: <p align="left">The studies reviewed support the implementation of preconception/interconception care as an intervention to positively impact the health status of women of reproductive age and health related behaviors influencing birth outcomes such as decreased cigarette smoke and alcohol consumption, increasing folic acid consumption and the proper spacing of pregnancies influence birth outcomes; preterm delivery and low birth weight. <p align="left"> Raishonda Ealy, MSN RNen_GB
dc.subjectpreconception careen_GB
dc.subjectreproductive ageen_GB
dc.subjectinterconception careen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:12Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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