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Marquida MorganFollow

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19-3-2019 9:30 AM

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Abstract

Background: Birthing centers inside hospitals may offer women the choice of a pregnancy care provider. Mothers can choose either a physician or a midwife. The rise of birthing centers is parallel to the rise in the demand for midwives. It is essential for the continuous growth of midwives to examine the maternal selection process of pregnancy care providers.

Objectives: The object of the descriptive survey study was examining age, ethnicity, parity, and the awareness of the midwife’s role influence on a woman’s selection of pregnancy care provider. This information would provide midwives with a framework to understand the patient’s selection of pregnancy care provider.

Methods: The research design for this study was a quantitative descriptive survey study with a sample size of 100. The survey included fill-in demographic questions, ten yes or no questions related to their obstetric history, eight yes or no questions related to their awareness of the midwife’s role, and one yes or no question related to their choice of pregnancy care provider.

Results: The Pearson’s Chi-squared test between parity, age, ethnicity, and the selection of a PCP resulted in a p-value greater than 0.05; therefore, there is no statistically significant relationship between parity and the selection of a midwife as a PCP. The Pearson’s Chi-squared test between knowledge and the selection of a midwife as a PCP resulted in a p- value less than 0.05; therefore, there is a statistically significant relationship between knowledge and the selection of a midwife as a PCP.

Conclusions: This study aimed to examine factors influencing the selection of a midwife as a PCP. Based on the data, parity, age, and ethnicity do not have a statistical relationship with the selection of a midwife as a PCP. On the contrast, knowledge did depict a statistical relationship with the selection of a midwife. The selection of a midwife as a PCP correlated with increase knowledge of the role of a midwife. As the women’s knowledge decreased, the likely hood of them selecting yes for a midwife PCP declined. This decline highlights the need for midwifery knowledge across board. For women to make informed decisions about PCPs, they require more information about their options.

Key words: age, ethnicity, midwife, parity, pregnancy care provider

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Mar 19th, 9:30 AM

The Relationship of Age, Ethnicity, Parity, and Awareness of the Midwife’s Role in Selection of Pregnancy Care Provider in Childbearing Age Women

Abstract

Background: Birthing centers inside hospitals may offer women the choice of a pregnancy care provider. Mothers can choose either a physician or a midwife. The rise of birthing centers is parallel to the rise in the demand for midwives. It is essential for the continuous growth of midwives to examine the maternal selection process of pregnancy care providers.

Objectives: The object of the descriptive survey study was examining age, ethnicity, parity, and the awareness of the midwife’s role influence on a woman’s selection of pregnancy care provider. This information would provide midwives with a framework to understand the patient’s selection of pregnancy care provider.

Methods: The research design for this study was a quantitative descriptive survey study with a sample size of 100. The survey included fill-in demographic questions, ten yes or no questions related to their obstetric history, eight yes or no questions related to their awareness of the midwife’s role, and one yes or no question related to their choice of pregnancy care provider.

Results: The Pearson’s Chi-squared test between parity, age, ethnicity, and the selection of a PCP resulted in a p-value greater than 0.05; therefore, there is no statistically significant relationship between parity and the selection of a midwife as a PCP. The Pearson’s Chi-squared test between knowledge and the selection of a midwife as a PCP resulted in a p- value less than 0.05; therefore, there is a statistically significant relationship between knowledge and the selection of a midwife as a PCP.

Conclusions: This study aimed to examine factors influencing the selection of a midwife as a PCP. Based on the data, parity, age, and ethnicity do not have a statistical relationship with the selection of a midwife as a PCP. On the contrast, knowledge did depict a statistical relationship with the selection of a midwife. The selection of a midwife as a PCP correlated with increase knowledge of the role of a midwife. As the women’s knowledge decreased, the likely hood of them selecting yes for a midwife PCP declined. This decline highlights the need for midwifery knowledge across board. For women to make informed decisions about PCPs, they require more information about their options.

Key words: age, ethnicity, midwife, parity, pregnancy care provider

 

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