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Prenatal counseling beyond the threshold of viability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23079775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: It is common clinical practice to counsel parents expecting an early-moderate premature birth. The aim of the current study was to assess maternal knowledge of potential problems of prematurity after counseling.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study of 49 participants admitted between 23 and 33 weeks gestation with threatened premature birth; a prematurity knowledge questionnaire and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory were administered after counseling but before delivery.
RESULT: Across all gestational-ages, participants were more aware of short-term problems than long-term problems. With increasing gestational age the knowledge of long-term problems decreased (P=0.01). Maternal knowledge was 82% for gestational ages where clear guidelines exist regarding goal of counseling and information that should be provided to the parents.
CONCLUSION: Most mothers of early-moderate premature infants are not aware of the potential for long-term problems. Guidelines, which outline the information that should be provided to parents, may improve maternal knowledge after counseling.
V P Govande; K J Brasel; U G Das; J I Koop; J Lagatta; M A Basir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-29     Completed Date:  2013-10-31     Revised Date:  2013-11-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Scott and White Healthcare, Temple, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Developmental Disabilities
Fetal Viability
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Comment In:
J Perinatol. 2013 Oct;33(10):823   [PMID:  24071965 ]
J Perinatol. 2013 Oct;33(10):823-4   [PMID:  24071964 ]

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