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Premature or just small? Training Guatemalan birth attendants to weigh and assess gestational age of newborns: an analysis of outcomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24138160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe Guatemalan birth attendants' identification of vulnerable newborns, their evaluation of gestational age and anthropometry, and the validity of the Capurro and New Ballard newborn gestational age assessment methods. We interviewed 49 birth attendants and trained 10 of these women to assess 63 newborns. The Capurro and Ballard methods were correlated (Spearman rho = .75, p < .001) and showed agreement (Bland-Altman plot, difference and bias, -0.33 ± 1.3 weeks). Prematurity was estimated at 27% (Ballard) and 24% (Capurro); low birth weight (LBW) was 30%. Capurro provided a simplified, equivalent estimate of gestational age compared with New Ballard that could be used by birth attendants.
Authors:
Lisa M Thompson; Amy J Levi; K C Bly; Christina Ha; Teresa Keirns
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-02-19     Completed Date:  2014-04-07     Revised Date:  2014-06-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-31     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anthropometry / instrumentation,  methods*
Birth Weight*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Gestational Age*
Guatemala
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / growth & development*
Interviews as Topic
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Midwifery / education*
Multivariate Analysis
Neonatal Screening / methods
Physical Examination / methods*
Questionnaires
Rural Population
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
KL2 RR024130/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; KL2RR024130/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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