Health service utilisation by pregnant women over a seven-year period

Sibbritt, David, Adams, Jon and Lui, Chi-Wai (2011) Health service utilisation by pregnant women over a seven-year period. Midwifery, 27 4: 474-476. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2010.03.005


Author Sibbritt, David
Adams, Jon
Lui, Chi-Wai
Title Health service utilisation by pregnant women over a seven-year period
Journal name Midwifery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0266-6138
1532-3099
Publication date 2011-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.midw.2010.03.005
Volume 27
Issue 4
Start page 474
End page 476
Total pages 3
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: to examine the use of complementary and alternative medicine during pregnancy using data from a longitudinal cohort study.
Design and setting: the research was conducted as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health which was designed to investigate multiple factors affecting the health and well-being of women over a 20-year period.
Participants: the younger cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health who had completed four surveys in 1996, 2000, 2003 and 2006.
Findings: the data reveal an increase both in consumption of complementary and alternative medicine and in consultations with general practitioners/specialists during pregnancy. Women utilised complementary and alternative medicine as a supplement for conventional maternity care.
Implications for practice: given the potential risks of some complementary and alternative medicine for pregnant women and their unborn child, it is essential that maternity care providers are adequately informed about these treatments and that further research investigates the details of such concurrent use.
Keyword Complementary medicine
Alternative medicine
Pregnant women
Risk
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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