The relationship between antenatal education program and maternal-fetal outcomes in Hong Kong Chinese women

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The relationship between antenatal education program and maternal-fetal outcomes in Hong Kong Chinese women

 

Author: Chan, Lai-shan Lisa
Title: The relationship between antenatal education program and maternal-fetal outcomes in Hong Kong Chinese women
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2004
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Obstetrics -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Childbirth -- Study and teaching -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Department: School of Nursing
Pages: x, 100 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1745229
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/408
Abstract: Midwife-led antenatal education program was the most common source of information for Hong Kong Chinese women. Studies showed that it was useful to the pregnant women in different aspects, but not on its relationship with maternal-fetal outcomes. A retrospective correlational study was conducted to explore the relationship between the attendance of antenatal education program and the maternal-fetal outcomes for Chinese women in the obstetric unit of a regional hospital in Hong Kong. Convenient sampling was used. Primiparae who gave birth to their babies between January and March 2003 were selected and their case notes were retrieved. Totally, 190 case notes were successfully retrieved. Of which, 155 were selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. After reviewing, a specially designed maternal-fetal outcomes data collection form was used to ease data collection. Data were then coded and analyzed. The findings showed that there were differences between the designated antenatal education program and the maternal-fetal outcomes. Relationships were found between the demographic characteristics and the attendance of the designated antenatal education program and also the maternal-fetal outcomes. Yet, these were not cause-and-effect relationships because the confounding variables could not be controlled in this retrospective study. A baseline measurement of the maternal-fetal outcomes of Hong Kong Chinese women was delineated. Outcomes management was recommended for monitoring the quality of service. Reflections were made on the roles of midwife based on the findings of the study and the literature reviewed.

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