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dc.contributor.authorMollart, Lyndall-
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-14T23:21:17Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-14T23:21:17Zen
dc.date.issued1999-09-
dc.identifier.citationVolume 12, Issue 3, pp. 26-31en
dc.identifier.issn1031-170Xen
dc.identifier.urihttps://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/216en
dc.description.abstractThe 50 year old tradition of routinely weighing pregnant women, which has been identified as an obsolete practice, is still practiced by many. The antenatal clinic and community midwives, and medical staff from the Division of Obstetrics (Central Coast Area Health Service) as well as pregnant women attending the clinics have been surveyed to identify the impact on implementing evidence based practice (ceasing routine antenatal weighing). Using both quantitative and qualitative methods to provide a rich and detailed picture, the outcomes showed that the importance of weighing decreased for most of pregnant women. Midwives were surprised at the women's' acceptance to the change; and both health professional groups did not feel a loss of overall care. This research suggests that organised and planned change can achieve acceptance of evidence based practice.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNursing & Midwifery Directorateen
dc.subjectObstetricsen
dc.subjectMidwiferyen
dc.subjectPregnancyen
dc.titleA Weight Off My Mind: The Abandonment of Routine Antenatal Weighing a Change of Practice Researchen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1031-170X(99)80009-9en
dc.description.pubmedurihttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10754819en
dc.description.affiliatesCentral Coast Local Health Districten
dc.identifier.journaltitleAustralian College of Midwives Incorporated journalen
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