Preterm Birth Summary

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What is the name of the article? From what nursing journal was this research article obtained?
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
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In fact, mothers with mental illnesses had 7.6% to 8.2% of preterm births of less than 34 weeks’ gestation while mothers without psychiatric disorders only had 3.7% of preterm births. The highest risks for premature births were noted among mothers who suffered from depression and anxiety disorders. On the other hand, mothers with schizophrenia imposed the lowest risks to have premature births in the mental illness category. In addition, the study’s results indicate that children born in less than 37 weeks were found to have the most psychiatric symptom and were at higher risk to develop mental illness later in life. For the limitations of the study, it was found that only 7% of the participants had a mental disorder, which is a lower number than previous studies. Also, this study was conducted with data from various electronic medical records instead of interview data and because of that, some participants may not have reported a mental …show more content…
This study indicates a correlation between preterm births and psychiatric disorders, which implicates that nurses play an important role when it comes to appropriate screenings during an assessment. During prenatal exams, nurses should take notice of the signs and symptoms of mental illness, especially, anxiety and depression to make sure appropriate diagnoses are made. The findings of this study also suggest that nurses must provide critical information and anticipate guidance to women at risk for preterm births, so they can make decisions about future pregnancies. Did the conclusions relate to the original purpose of the

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