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Alcohol use by pregnant women: partners, knowledge, and other predictors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16562406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The impact of a couple's knowledge about healthy pregnancy habits involving alcohol and substance use was assessed in the context of other factors previously identified to predict prenatal alcohol consumption in a sample of 254 pregnant women and their male partners.
METHOD: Couples were asked to assess independently a series of statements (true or false) describing the consequences of prenatal substance exposure, while also providing information about their own drinking.
RESULTS: Although the couples demonstrated good knowledge of healthy habits during pregnancy, they did not agree when the element of chance was considered. Median household income was more highly predictive of a pregnant woman's knowledge score than her partner's score. In turn, the subject's knowledge of healthy pregnancy habits as manifested in the assessment score had only a weak relationship with prenatal alcohol consumption. Previous alcohol use by the pregnant woman was the strongest predictor of prenatal alcohol use.
CONCLUSIONS: Because previous alcohol consumption use by the pregnant woman was the strongest predictor of prenatal alcohol use, the importance of its accurate identification is emphasized. Although pending further investigation, knowledge about healthy pregnancy behaviors may exert greater impact if it is shared by a pregnant woman and her partner.
Authors:
Grace Chang; Tay K McNamara; E John Orav; Louise Wilkins-Haug
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of studies on alcohol     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0096-882X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Stud. Alcohol     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-27     Completed Date:  2006-09-08     Revised Date:  2014-09-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503813     Medline TA:  J Stud Alcohol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects*,  prevention & control,  psychology*
Female
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control,  psychology
Habits
Health Behavior
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Income
Infant, Newborn
Male
Pregnancy / psychology*
Psychotherapy, Brief
Spouses / psychology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K24 AA 00289/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; K24 AA000289/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; R01 AA012548/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; R01 AA12548/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS
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