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Titolo:
Validity of women's self-reported obstetric complications in rural Ghana
Autore:
Sloan, NL; Amoaful, E; Arthur, P; Winikoff, B; Adjei, S;
Indirizzi:
Populat Council, New York, NY 10017 USA Populat Council New York NY USA 10017 lat Council, New York, NY 10017 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION
fascicolo: 2, volume: 19, anno: 2001,
pagine: 45 - 51
SICI:
1606-0997(200106)19:2<45:VOWSOC>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
pregnancy; obstetrics; morbidity; knowledge, attitudes, practice; retrospective studies; Ghana;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
21
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sloan, NL Populat Council, 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017 USA Populat Council 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York NY USA 10017 A
Citazione:
N.L. Sloan et al., "Validity of women's self-reported obstetric complications in rural Ghana", J HEALTH PO, 19(2), 2001, pp. 45-51

Abstract

This retrospective study assessed the utility of women's self-reports to identify Obstetric complications in rural Ghana. All consenting obstetric and postpartum inpatients, presenting from the seventh month of gestation to 42 days postpartum, were interviewed at the Holy Family Hospital, Techiman and were asked about their signs and symptoms. A combination of clinical examination and laboratory testing of urine and blood samples was used for determining case status. Self-reported obstetric complications of 340 women were compared with the corresponding diagnostic status for their sensitivity, specificity, predictive value, and test-efficiency. Using algorithms thatcould not be practically applied at the community level, self-reported symptoms correctly identified the majority (75%) of complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies, but missed one-quarter of cases requiring emergency obstetric care. The positive predictive value of 50% indicates that women's self-reported symptoms should not be used in estimating the incidence of these conditions or in identifying women requiring referral in this population.

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