Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
This study examined whether the factors of pregravid weight, total prenatal weight gain at twenty-eight weeks and maternal age correlated with the development of pregnancy-induced hypertension in the third trimester. An ex post facto chart review of low risk primigravidas attending a public health maternity clinic was performed. A multiple regression correlation procedure demonstrated no significant correlation between the variables. Significant results of Chi-sguare tests of independence were demonstrated between low maternal age and pregnancy-induced hypertension development and between the failure of the mean arterial pressure to decrease in the second trimester and the development of pregnancy-induced hypertension in the last trimester. The researcher recommended that this study be replicated with a larger more heterogeneous sample in a prospective study to increase the ability to generalize the results to the target population.
Remich, Maryellen C..
"Pregravid Weight, Prenatal Weight Gain and Maternal Age as Risk Factors in Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension Development"
(1986). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Nursing, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/sjn8-ys08