Volume 21, Number 2 (10-2011)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2011, 21(2): 35-39 | Back to browse issues page


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Ghavi A, Fadakar Sogheh K, Niknami M, Kazemnejad Leili E. Survey associated maternal‏ ‏Factors with low-weight infants in Women referred ‎to health centers in Rasht. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2011; 21 (2) :35-39
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-185-en.html

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Introduction: Low birth weight‏ ‏is‏ ‏considered one of the‏ ‏world's most serious‏ ‏health problems‏ ‏that‏ ‏put tremendous pressure on health care‏ ‏system‏ ‏and‏ ‏family. Maternal‏ ‏lifestyle‏ ‏during ‎pregnancy‏ ‏among‏ ‏maternal‏ ‏factors associated‏ ‏with‏ ‏low‏ ‏weight has the most important role on ‎birth weight.‎

Methods: This research‏ ‏is‏ ‏a‏ ‏Cross-sectional study. Subjects included‏ 83 ‏mothers who referred ‎to the health-care centers and had‏ ‏underweight infants (‎‏2500‏‎ gram or less). Questionnaires ‎were completed from maternal‏ ‏health‏ ‏records and organized‏ ‏interview with‏ ‏mothers. ‎ Results: Research‏ ‏results‏ ‏showed‏ ‏that significant relationship between type of treatment and ‎low‏ ‏birth‏ ‏weight‏ ‏‎(p<‎‏0/008‏‎). Among the‏ ‏problems of‏ ‏pregnancy, having nausea‏ ‏and‏ ‏vomiting‏ ‏were‏ ‏most‏ ‏associated‏ ‏with‏ ‏low‏ ‏birth‏ ‏weight (p<‎‏0/027‏‎).‎

 Conclusion: In attention to maternal factors associated to infant low birth weight, the role‏ ‏of‏ ‏health care personnel in increasing‏ ‏public awareness regarding paying more attention to ‎pregnant women during pregnancy‏ ‏is‏ ‏important in prevention of‏ ‏low birth weight in infants.‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/3 | Accepted: 2014/08/3 | Published: 2014/08/3

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