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Evaluation of the health behaviors of women in multiple pregnancies — a preliminary study

Anna B. Pilewska-Kozak, Beata B. Dobrowolska, Joanna Tkaczuk - Włach, Grażyna Stadnicka, Celina Łepecka-Klusek, Klaudia Pałucka, Magdalena Ziółkowska
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2018.0050
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Pubmed: 30010176
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Ginekol Pol 2018;89(6):289-294.

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Vol 89, No 6 (2018)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2018-06-29

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the paper was to assess which health behavior indicators were characteristic for women with a multiple pregnancy.

Material and method: The study involved 35 women in multiple pregnancies. The inclusion criteria were: the completion of the 22nd week of pregnancy (22 Hbd, i.e., 22 weeks and 1/7) and the consent of the women to participate in the study. We used an original questionnaire devised by us specifically for our study, as well as a standardized research tool, Juczyński’s Health Behavior Inventory questionnaire, for the assessment of the pregnant women’s health behaviors.

Results: The overall rate of health behaviors was high and was on average 93.9 ± 10.8 points (7 sten scores). Indicators of the health behaviors of women in multiple pregnancies were high across all categories. However, the highest rate was observed in preventive behaviors.

Conclusions: The overall rate of health behaviors of women with a multiple pregnancy and all the individual behavior category indicators were high. However, the highest rate was for preventive behaviors. The indicator values of the health behaviors of the pregnant women in the study were not dependent on the variables adopted in this paper.

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the paper was to assess which health behavior indicators were characteristic for women with a multiple pregnancy.

Material and method: The study involved 35 women in multiple pregnancies. The inclusion criteria were: the completion of the 22nd week of pregnancy (22 Hbd, i.e., 22 weeks and 1/7) and the consent of the women to participate in the study. We used an original questionnaire devised by us specifically for our study, as well as a standardized research tool, Juczyński’s Health Behavior Inventory questionnaire, for the assessment of the pregnant women’s health behaviors.

Results: The overall rate of health behaviors was high and was on average 93.9 ± 10.8 points (7 sten scores). Indicators of the health behaviors of women in multiple pregnancies were high across all categories. However, the highest rate was observed in preventive behaviors.

Conclusions: The overall rate of health behaviors of women with a multiple pregnancy and all the individual behavior category indicators were high. However, the highest rate was for preventive behaviors. The indicator values of the health behaviors of the pregnant women in the study were not dependent on the variables adopted in this paper.

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health behavior, multiple pregnancies

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Title

Evaluation of the health behaviors of women in multiple pregnancies — a preliminary study

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 89, No 6 (2018)

Pages

289-294

Published online

2018-06-29

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2018.0050

Pubmed

30010176

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Ginekol Pol 2018;89(6):289-294.

Keywords

health behavior
multiple pregnancies

Authors

Anna B. Pilewska-Kozak
Beata B. Dobrowolska
Joanna Tkaczuk - Włach
Grażyna Stadnicka
Celina Łepecka-Klusek
Klaudia Pałucka
Magdalena Ziółkowska

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