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Bedrest compliance for women with pregnancy problems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7741945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bedrest has long been recommended for high-risk pregnancies, but recent studies question its effectiveness in improving pregnancy outcomes. To be effective, the women for whom bedrest is recommended must practice it. This study examined degree of compliance and reason for noncompliance in women for whom bedrest was recommended, and outcomes of pregnancy among high-risk women who complied compared with those who did not. The subjects were 326 high-risk pregnant women who were prescribed bedrest for preterm labor, blood pressure problems, or bleeding problems. Of that group, one-third did not comply with the bedrest recommendation. These women had more children, were not currently married, had more stress, did not attend prenatal classes, continued drinking alcohol during pregnancy, and were not trying to get pregnant compared with women who complied. Reasons for noncompliance included the need to care for children, not feeling sick, household demands, lack of partner or family support, need to work, and discomfort. The pregnancy outcomes for the women who complied were similar to those of the women who did not comply. These findings support the importance of more research on the practice of prescribing bedrest to improve pregnancy outcomes.
L E Josten; K Savik; S E Mullett; R Campbell; P Vincent
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Birth (Berkeley, Calif.)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0730-7659     ISO Abbreviation:  Birth     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-15     Completed Date:  1995-06-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302042     Medline TA:  Birth     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-12; discussion 13-4     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Bed Rest / psychology*
Case-Control Studies
Patient Compliance*
Pregnancy Complications / psychology*,  therapy
Pregnancy Outcome
Social Support

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