Table 2

Association of knowledge of German Guidelines and counseling behavior, follow up care and knowledge of future health risks
Knowledge of existing guidelines Total Fisher- t -test p-Value
No Yes
Counseling on self-blood pressure-measurement No 47 (41.6%) 20 (21.3%) 67 (32.4%) 0.003
Yes 66 (58.4%) 74 (78.7%) 140 (67.7%)
Total 113 94 207
Routine counseling for cardiovascular risk reduction on patients >50 years No 40 (36.0%) 18 (19.8%) 58 (28.7%) 0.013
Yes 71 (64.0%) 73 (80.2%) 144 (71.3%)
Total 111 91 202
Evaluation of family history of preeclampsia No 42 (37.2%) 15 (16.0%) 57 (27.5%) 0.001
Yes 71 (62.8%) 79 (84.0%) 150 (72.5%)
Total 113 94 207
Counseling about the meaning and importance of preeclampsia and long term effects No 27 (23.9%) 8 (8.5%) 35 (16.9%) 0.005
Yes 86 (76.1%) 86 (91.5%) 172 (83.1%)
Total 113 94 207
Regularly blood pressure-measurement 3 month after delivery No 40 (35.1%) 10 (10.8%) 50 (24.2%) <0.01
Yes 74 (64.9%) 83 (89.2%) 157 (75.8%)
Total 114 93 207
Evaluation of kidney function 3 month after delivery No 74 (64.9%) 38 (40.9%) 112 (54.1%) 0.001
Yes 40 (35.1%) 55 (59.1%) 95 (45.9%)
Total 114 93 207
Counseling on the elevated risk of future cardiovascular disease No 54 (47.8%) 18 (19.1%) 72 (34.8%) <0.01
Yes 59 (52.2%) 76 (80.9%) 135 (65.2%)
Total 113 94 207
Knowledge of the elevated risk of hypertension after preeclampsia No 23 (20.2%) 5 (5.3%) 28 (13.5%) 0.002
Yes 91 (79.8%) 89 (94.7%) 180 (86.5%)
Total 114 94 208
Knowledge of the elevated risk of stroke after preeclampsia No 35 (30.7%) 10 (10.6%) 45 (21.6%) 0.001
Yes 79 (69.3%) 84 (89.4%) 163 (78.4%)
Total 114 94 208
Knowledge of shorter life expectancy No 32 (28.8%) 17 (18.9%) 49 (24.4%) 0.14
Yes 79 (71.2%) 73 (81.1%) 152 (75.6%)
Total 111 90 201

Heidrich et al.

Heidrich et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-61

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