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A "PROPP" for the Bronx: preterm birth prevention education in the inner city.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2359588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As one component of the multifaceted community-wide preterm prevention program known as "A PROPP for the Bronx" (Program to Reduce Obstetric Problems and Prematurity), a prenatal education videotape in both English and Spanish was developed. Its impact was evaluated in 615 high-risk patients at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. The 12-minute videotape focused on the implications of preterm birth, the signs and symptoms of preterm labor, and behavioral modification to reduce life-style risk factors. An instrument was constructed to examine baseline knowledge, information transfer, and knowledge retention, and was validated and tested for reliability (r = 0.95). The results demonstrated a statistically significant knowledge transfer for patients viewing the videotape (P less than .0001) and significant knowledge retention through the postpartum period (P less than .0001) for Spanish-speaking as well as English-speaking parturients. These data emphasize the importance of the educational component of a preterm prevention program in an impoverished population at risk for early delivery.
M C Freda; K Damus; H F Andersen; L E Brustman; I R Merkatz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-01     Completed Date:  1990-08-01     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93S-96S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Life Style
New York City
Obstetric Labor, Premature / prevention & control*
Patient Education as Topic*
Risk Factors
Urban Health*
Videotape Recording

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