Prenatal care needs, availability, accessibility, use, and satisfaction: A comparison of military women within and outside the continental United States

B. M. Sylvia, P. McMullen, E. Levine, F. B. Cruz, D. A. Gagnon, T. L. Malavakis, L. A. Williams, J. Schmelz, A. Runzel, V. Stevens, A. Wootten

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This article presents the results of a survey distributed to military women within and outside the continental United States (CONUS and OCONUS) who had received prenatal care and delivered at one of six Army, Navy, or Air Force military facilities. This comparative descriptive study was undertaken to determine from the mothers' perspective (1) their needs, availability, accessibility, use, satisfaction, and preferences for prenatal care services, and (2) if prenatal care and birth outcomes were significantly different for CONUS versus OCONUS women. Both groups reported a high degree of satisfaction with services, clinics/offices, and health care staff. Significant group differences were reported in transportation, length of travel time, and cost of traveling, with the CONUS group reporting greater problems with each. For both groups, quality and consistency of health care were the two most important factors in their preference of provider. More than 20% of the mothers reported receiving no information on some of the common concerns of pregnancy. There were no significant group differences with regard to infant birth weight or length of hospital stay.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)443-448
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónMilitary medicine
Volumen166
N.º5
DOI
EstadoPublished - 2001
Publicado de forma externa

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  • General Medicine

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