Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Health education for pregnant women: An influential factor
by Gabaldon, Nikolas P., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 50; 1526910
Abstract (Summary)

Healthy nutrition is essential for everyone but in some periods, including pregnancy, people are more susceptible and demand attention for nutrition. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 300 extra calories are needed daily to maintain a healthy pregnancy for women. This study analyzes the effects of health education that is provided to pregnant women who are either seeking an office visit for routine or high-risk pregnancy. This study predicted there is no difference in being referred for any type of health education offered to pregnant women between those who received routine pregnancy care and those with high-risk care. It also predicted there is no difference in whether pregnant women are offered nutrition health education/exercise for receiving routine prenatal care and high-risk care. The Statistical Package for Social Services (SPSS) was applied to analyze the 2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) data using Chi Square statistics. The results from this study indicated no significant relationship between pregnant women who are either seeking an office visit for routine or high-risk pregnancy, as it relates to health education. These results reassure the importance of health education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sinay, Tony
Commitee: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Reynolds, Grace
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Medicine, Nutrition, Health education, Health care management
Keywords: Food and Drug Administration, Pregnancy, Women's health
Publication Number: 1526910
ISBN: 978-1-321-27710-4
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