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Severe obstetric complications and birth characteristics in preterm or term delivery were accurately recalled by mothers.
J Clin Epidemiol 2006; 59(4):429-35JC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study examined the accuracy of maternal recall of obstetric complications and birth characteristics and its determinants for both preterm and term deliveries 3-9 years ago.

METHODS

In 101 preterm and 107 term deliveries at the National Taiwan University Hospital during 1995-2000, recall data were obtained by telephone interview with the mothers and were matched with medical records.

RESULTS

Among 10 obstetric complications assessed, the accuracy of maternal recall could either have high sensitivity and high specificity (Cesarean section, gestational hypertension, and induced labor), low to moderate sensitivity and high specificity (pre-eclampsia, breech, and cord loops), or low sensitivity and low specificity (ante partum vaginal bleeding, edema, and proteinuria). The correlations between maternal recall and medical records for birth weight (r = .95) and gestational age (r =.93) in the preterm group were slightly higher than those in the term group (r = .89 and .83, respectively). Factors associated with higher recall accuracy included preterm delivery, first birth order, and lower total parity, but no factor consistently related to maternal accuracy for all obstetric complications and birth characteristics.

CONCLUSION

The accuracy of maternal recall on obstetric complications varied depending on the nature of complications examined, whereas that on birth characteristics was high.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Section 1, Ren-Ai Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16549266

Citation

Sou, Sio Choi, et al. "Severe Obstetric Complications and Birth Characteristics in Preterm or Term Delivery Were Accurately Recalled By Mothers." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 59, no. 4, 2006, pp. 429-35.
Sou SC, Chen WJ, Hsieh WS, et al. Severe obstetric complications and birth characteristics in preterm or term delivery were accurately recalled by mothers. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006;59(4):429-35.
Sou, S. C., Chen, W. J., Hsieh, W. S., & Jeng, S. F. (2006). Severe obstetric complications and birth characteristics in preterm or term delivery were accurately recalled by mothers. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(4), pp. 429-35.
Sou SC, et al. Severe Obstetric Complications and Birth Characteristics in Preterm or Term Delivery Were Accurately Recalled By Mothers. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006;59(4):429-35. PubMed PMID: 16549266.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Severe obstetric complications and birth characteristics in preterm or term delivery were accurately recalled by mothers. AU - Sou,Sio Choi, AU - Chen,Wei J, AU - Hsieh,Wu-Shiun, AU - Jeng,Suh-Fang, Y1 - 2006/01/27/ PY - 2005/01/03/received PY - 2005/08/19/revised PY - 2005/08/22/accepted PY - 2006/3/22/pubmed PY - 2006/5/17/medline PY - 2006/3/22/entrez SP - 429 EP - 35 JF - Journal of clinical epidemiology JO - J Clin Epidemiol VL - 59 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study examined the accuracy of maternal recall of obstetric complications and birth characteristics and its determinants for both preterm and term deliveries 3-9 years ago. METHODS: In 101 preterm and 107 term deliveries at the National Taiwan University Hospital during 1995-2000, recall data were obtained by telephone interview with the mothers and were matched with medical records. RESULTS: Among 10 obstetric complications assessed, the accuracy of maternal recall could either have high sensitivity and high specificity (Cesarean section, gestational hypertension, and induced labor), low to moderate sensitivity and high specificity (pre-eclampsia, breech, and cord loops), or low sensitivity and low specificity (ante partum vaginal bleeding, edema, and proteinuria). The correlations between maternal recall and medical records for birth weight (r = .95) and gestational age (r =.93) in the preterm group were slightly higher than those in the term group (r = .89 and .83, respectively). Factors associated with higher recall accuracy included preterm delivery, first birth order, and lower total parity, but no factor consistently related to maternal accuracy for all obstetric complications and birth characteristics. CONCLUSION: The accuracy of maternal recall on obstetric complications varied depending on the nature of complications examined, whereas that on birth characteristics was high. SN - 0895-4356 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16549266/Severe_obstetric_complications_and_birth_characteristics_in_preterm_or_term_delivery_were_accurately_recalled_by_mothers_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0895-4356(05)00319-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -