Journal article

Assessing obstetric risk factors for maternal morbidity: congruity between medical records and mothers' reports of obstetric exposures

Deirdre Gartland, Nirosha Lansakara, Margaret Flood, Stephanie J Brown

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2012

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess congruity between data abstracted from medical records with answers to self-administered questionnaires. STUDY DESIGN: This was a multicenter prospective nulliparous pregnancy cohort. RESULTS: A total of 1507 women enrolled. Analyses were reported for 1296 with medical record data and 3-month postpartum follow-up. There was near-perfect agreement (κ ≥ 0.80) between maternal report and abstracted data for reproductive history, induction/augmentation method, epidural/spinal analgesia, method of birth, perineal repair, infant birthweight, and gestation. Agreement was poor to moderate for maternal position in second stage and duration of pushing. CONCLUSION: Matern..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by project grants from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (numbers ID191222 and ID433006) and a VicHealth Public Health Research Fellowship (2002-2006) and National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Award (ID491205, 2008-2011) (S.J.B.) and Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.