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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
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.