Nancy Gibby is currently practicing at the University) of Florida with the Maternal Infant Care (MIC) Project. She received her Nurse-Midwifery education and M.S. in Nursing Degree from the University of Florida.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FETAL MOVEMENT CHARTING AND ANXIETY IN LOW-RISK PREGNANT WOMEN
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1988 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 185–188, July-August 1988
How to Cite
Gibby, N. W. (1988), RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FETAL MOVEMENT CHARTING AND ANXIETY IN LOW-RISK PREGNANT WOMEN. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 33: 185–188. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(88)90190-5
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
Fetal movement charting has been shown to be a reliable indicator of fetal well-being. These charts are currently being used in high-risk pregnancies, but are infrequently used in low-risk pregnancies because of concern over possible increased maternal anxiety. This study examined the effect of daily fetal movement charting on maternal anxiety in a low-risk pregnant population. Thirty-three women were randomly assigned to an experimental (n = 16) or control group (n = 17). The experimental group kept a Cardiff Fetal Movement Chart. All 33 women completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory at each clinic visit. The first, second, and last test scores were compared between groups using the t-test. No significant difference was found. Within each group the paired t-test was used to compare scores of the first and second, and first and last test. No significant difference was found.