The scope of nutrition education by selected primigravidas with emphasis on the role of their obstetricians

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Linda Rallings Barker (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Carol Fritz

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to determine the type and amount of nutrition education received by selected primigravidas from their obstetricians and from other sources, to investigate the attitudes of the pregnant women and their doctors toward nutrition, and to determine the knowledge of the women about selected aspects of maternal nutrition. The subjects were thirty women in the sixth to eighth month of their first pregnancies who were patients of seven obstetricians in two group practices in Greensboro, North Carolina. The obstetricians also participated in the study. One nurse from each obstetrical group selected the patients to participate in the study. The data were collected using four instruments devised by the researcher. These were: 1) Women's Attitude Scale, 2) Nutrition Knowledge Quiz, 3) Women's Interview Schedule, and 4) Obstetricians' Questionnaire. Results indicated that 56% of the women felt that the nutrition information they had received during pregnancy had caused them to improve their eating habits. Sixty percent of the women, however, felt that most pregnant women do not have a good knowledge of nutrition. Scores on the nutrition knowledge quiz were low.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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