Effects of a School Nurse Prenatal Counseling Program

Shu‐Pi C. Chen, Marilyn C. Fitzgerald, Leona M. DeStefano, Edwin H. Chen

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To determine the effects of a school-based, nurse-run prenatal counseling program, records of prenatal care visits of students and their infants' birth weights (i.e., cases) were obtained from the state live birth certificate tape for 1985-1987. From the same tape, a mother residing in the same community but not enrolled in the program was matched with each case on eight criteria to serve as a control. A total of 288 matched case-control pairs were obtained. Using McNemar's test, a significantly higher percentage of the cases received adequate prenatal care than did the controls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-218
Number of pages7
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • General Nursing


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