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Female health workers: an obstetric risk group.
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PMID:  8889635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to gather information about the pregnancies of female health workers and to compare them with those of another group of working women with different working conditions, namely bank workers, METHODS: Using a cross-sectional comparative design, physicians (184), nurses (197) and bank-workers (192) were interviewed about their previous pregnancies and working conditions during those pregnancies. RESULTS: The majority of physicians (70.6%) and nurses (81.2%) had night work during their pregnancies and two-thirds of them continued this work until the last month of pregnancy, even though they have a legal right not to work during the night after the 7th month of pregnancy. Health workers had shorter maternity leaves than bank workers (P < 0.001) and complained more about the negative attitudes of managers and colleagues during their pregnancy (P < 0.001). Health workers had more preterm deliveries (P < 0.05) compared with bank workers, and nurses had more low birth weight babies compared with bank workers (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: There is a need for a change in the climate in hospitals in terms of the working conditions of pregnant health staff and the attitudes towards them.
N Ortaylì; M Ozuğurlu; G Gökçay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-04     Completed Date:  1997-02-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Health, University of Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology
Physicians, Women*
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Pregnancy, High-Risk*
Turkey / epidemiology
Women, Working*
Work Schedule Tolerance

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