Volume 15, Issue 2 (10-2005)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2005, 15(2): 33-38 | Back to browse issues page

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Baghaie M, adlshoar M, pakseresht S, kazemnejad A. Survey predictive factors of neonatal low birth weight in mothers referring to ‎hospitals in Rasht. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2005; 15 (2) :33-38
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Introduction: Nowadays birth of low weight infants is considered one of the most important ‎problems of global health and causes ‎‏65%‏‎ of mortality cases in infants.‎‏ ‏So it seems necessary ‎for nurses to identify factors predicting low birth weight infants. In attention to research ‎results which indicates the importance of maternal factors in giving birth to low weight ‎infants, the present investigation with the aim of identifying maternal factors predicting low ‎birth weight in mothers referred to hospitals of Rasht has been performed.‎

Objective: This study was conducted to assess the maternal factors predicting low birth ‎weight infants in hospitals of Rasht.‎

 Methods:The present investigation is a cross sectional – descriptive study, that was conducted ‎on ‎‏2500‏‎ infants in hospitals of Rasht who had the characteristics of investigational unit ( the ‎infants are grouped in two groups: infants with natural weight and infants with weight of ‎‏2500‏‎ gram or less).In this investigation ,a two-section questionnaire was used for gathering ‎data including information related to infant demographic data and maternal ‎factors(demographic, economical, social and medical factors) that have an effect on infant’s ‎birth weight. The data gathering method was structured interview and observation of infant’s ‎records.Statistical analysis has been conducted to identify the difference between ‎characteristics of maternal factors with weight of ‎‏2500‏‎ g or less and those with natural weight.

‎ Results: Finding showed a significant relationship between “maternal demographic, ‎economical-social and medical factors”and low birth weight (p<‎‏0/05‏‎). ‎

Conclusion: Finally, findings emphasize the issue that there is a significant relationship ‎between Maternal factors and low birth weight (p<‎‏0/05‏‎). ‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/9 | Published: 2014/08/9

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