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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1997

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Bill McBreen

Keywords

fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol use among Great Plains Indian women, alcohol use among Great Plains pregnant women, health behavior

Abstract

This study is a retrospective chart review. The medical records at an Indian Health Service hospital located on a plains Indian reservation in the United States were examined over a fourteen year period to determine the differences among selected variables in case and control mothers. Case mothers consisted of women who had given birth to a child with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The control mothers consisted of woman who had not given birth to a child with FAS on the same reservation. The hypotheses of this thesis were that mothers of children diagnosed with FAS have a higher incidence of cigarette smoking, poor nutritional status, history of sexually transmitted disease (STD) exposure, and be significantly older than the control group. Statistical differences were found in the variables of age and nutritional status supporting the hypotheses in these areas.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fetal alcohol syndrome
Indian women -- Alcohol use -- Great Plains
Pregnant women -- Alcohol use -- Great Plains
Health behavior

Number of Pages

47

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1997 Mary Ewing. All rights reserved

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