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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
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Survey associated maternal Factors with low-weight infants in Women referred to health centers in Rasht

By: Ghavi A1, Fadakar K2, Niknami M3, Kazemnejad E 4


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.

Keywords: Infant, low birth weight, mothers, pregnancy

1-Nursing Education ( pediatrics)

2-Nursing Education ( pediatrics), Faculty member of Guilan University of Medical Sciences

3-Midwifery, Faculty member of Guilan University of Medical Sciences

4- Bio-statistics, Assistant professor, Faculty member of Guilan University of Medical Sciences

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

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