›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (10): 1417-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2017.10.022

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Survey of pregnant women’s understanding of thyroid diseases and analysis of influence factors#br#

YANG Wen, WANG Ning-ning, ZHANG Yun-yan, YANG Yan, FENG Wen   

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the First People's Hospital of Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, Lianyungang 222002, China
  • Online:2017-10-28 Published:2017-11-01

Abstract: Objective · To explore ways to improve screening conditions for thyroid disorders during pre-pregnancy period and the first trimester.  Methods · 1 212 cases of hospitalized expectant mothers from Jan 2016 to Dec 2016 in the First People’s Hospital of Lianyungang were studied. As required, these subjects were filled in the questionnaires, including the pregnant women’s basic situation, the way of obtaining the information, their understanding level of thyroid disorders, and their experience of thyroid function screening and screening time. The clinical data was analyzed after collected.  Results · Among 1 212 subjects, merely 214 (17.66%) subjects knew the thyroid disorders and considered it harmful to themselves during their pregnancy, and 659 (54.37%) subjects knew less about thyroid disorders, and 339 (27.97%) knew nothing about the two situations mentioned above. Among all the pregnant women in this study, 29 (2.39%) underwent thyroid function screening before pregnancy, 185 (15.26%) in the first-trimester, 635 (52.39%) during the second and third trimesters, and 363 (29.95%) didn't get thyroid function screening at all. The level of knowing thyroid disorders has a positive correlation to screening ratio in total and the pre-pregnant and first-trimester screening ratio (r=0.57, r=0.15, P=0.000).  Conclusion · Raising childbearing-aged women’s awareness of thyroid disorders and their harms to pregnancy will be helpful for improving thyroid function screening ratio in pregnancy.

Key words: pregnancy, thyroid disorder, questionnaire, healthy birth and child development