TITLE

Factores que influyen en el consumo de ácido fólico preconcepcional en el País Vasco

AUTHOR(S)
Blas-Robledo, Mónica; Hernández-Gil, Esther; García-Abril-Martínez, Marina; Montero-Matía, Rubén; Olivares-González, Cristina; Valtierra-Pérez, Alicia
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Matronas Profesion;2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
From different organizations and national and international agencies, supplementation with folic acid during the preconception period is recommended, in order to prevent neural tube defects in the fetus. Objective: To identify the main factors that determines the proper consumption of folic acid during the pregestational stage among pregnant women who manage their pregnancies in the Basque Health Service. Subjects and methods: A multicenter cross-sectional descriptive correlational study with pregnant women attending Primary Care midwife clinics during the 1st trimester. In 2009, we studied these women through the questionnaire created by the research team that included socio-demographic data and data related to the intake of folic acid before pregnancy. 371 pregnant women in the 3 Basque provinces were part of the sample. Results: The selected sample consists of 84.1% of Spanish women with a mean age of 32.10 years. 50.4% were nulliparous and 86.8% work outside the home. From the total sample, 48% had taken folic acid before pregnancy. Among women who did not take folic acid pregestational, the 52.33% had no knowledge of the nutritional recommendation before preganancy. Conclusions: Preconception folic acid supplementation remains as an important issue for healthcare providers. Awareness campaigns and information for health professionals and the general population are necessary.
ACCESSION #
83004951

 

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