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ERIC Number: EJ840024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
The Community Perinatal Care Study: Home Visiting and Nursing Support for Pregnant Women
Johnston, David; Tough, Suzanne; Siever, Jodi
Zero to Three (J), v27 n2 p11-17 Nov 2006
This article describes The Community Perinatal Care Study, a community-based study of pregnancy support that was conducted in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, between 2001 and 2004. The study was conducted to learn how to improve community-based pregnancy care and to improve prenatal care and healthy births, particularly for women with increased risk factors. A total of 1,737 women participated in one of three groups: (a) current standard of care at maternity clinics, (b) current standard of care plus consultation with a nurse trained to provide prenatal support, or (c) current standard of care plus consultation with the study nurse and a home visitor. Women who received the intervention were more likely to use available resources, such as prenatal or parenting classes, and they received more information about health and prenatal care. However, there were no differences in smoking, alcohol use, prenatal or postpartum depression or anxiety, nor on any measure of birth outcomes. Women who most benefited from the program were first-time parents or had multiple risk factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada