Analysis Of The Article ' Maternal Psychiatric Disorders And Risk Of Preterm Birth
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The name of the article is “Maternal psychiatric disorders and risk of preterm birth.” The research article was obtained from a journal called Annals of Epidemiology. What are the problem and the purpose of the study?
The problem and purpose of the study are to identify if mothers with a psychotic disorder are at increased risk to have preterm births. What type of research method is used?
The research method utilized was quantitative research. The researchers compared two different group samples to determine the effects of maternal psychotic disorders and preterm births. What is the sample size and how was the sample obtained?
The study was conducted with 203,999 women who delivered babies between 2002 and 2008 in 12 clinical centers and 19 hospitals. The selection of the clinical centers and hospitals were based on their geographic distribution and the availability of electronic medical records. Information regarding maternal psychiatric disorders, demographics, personal history, labor, and delivery were also obtained from the electronic medical record. One group sample was selected based on whether the women had a psychotic disorder such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, and schizophrenia; while the other group sample was selected because they did not have any psychiatric disorder. The women who had a psychiatric disorder constituted about 7.3%…