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Antenatal assessment tool

Bibliographic referenceReason for exclusion
Guinn D Wigton T Owen J et al Prediction of preterm birth in nulliparous patients. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1994; 171: 1111–1115.Wrong intervention – not a risk assessment questionnaire.
Meis P Michielutte R Peters T et al Factors associated with preterm birth in Cardiff, Wales. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1995; 173: 597–602.Does not address effectiveness or predictive accuracy of antenatal risk assessment.
Guthrie K Songane F Mackenzie F et al Audit of medical response to antenatal booking history. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1989; 96: 552–556.Does not address effectiveness or predictive accuracy of antenatal risk assessment.
Chng P Hall M MacGillivray An audit of antenatal care: the value of the first antenatal visit. British Medical Journal. 1980; 281: 1184–1186.Does not adequately address effectiveness or predictive accuracy of antenatal risk assessment.
Lilford R and Chard T Problems and pitfalls of risk assessment in antenatal care. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1983; 90: 507–510.Theoretical paper.
Villar J Ba’aqeel H Piaggio G WHO antenatal care randomized trial for the evaluation of a new model of routine antenatal care. 2001; 357: 1551–1564.Wrong intervention – not a risk assessment questionnaire. Low-income countries only.
Smith G Estimating risks of perinatal death. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2005; 192: 17–22.Discussion paper on risk factors.
Fortney J and Whitehorne E The development of an index of high-risk pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1982; 143: 501–508.Description of risk modelling.
Weberling L Kirby Forgays D Crain-Thoreson C et al Prenatal child abuse risk assessment: a preliminary validation study. Child Welfare. 2003; 82: 319–333.Does not address effectiveness or predictive accuracy of antenatal risk assessment.
Gupton A Heaman M and Cheung L Complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies: women’s perception of risk. 2000; 30(2): 192–200.Does not address effectiveness or predictive accuracy of antenatal risk assessment.
Boxall E and Smith N Antenatal screening for HIV; are those who refuse testing at higher risk than those who accept testing? Journal of Public Health. 2004; 26(3): 285–287.Retrospective audit – does not address accuracy or effectiveness.
Stelmach T Kallas E Pisarev H et al Antenatal risk factors associated with unfavourable neurological status in newborns and at 2 years of age. Journal of Child Neurology. 2004; 19: 116–122.Does not address effectiveness or predictive accuracy of antenatal risk assessment.
Ronsmans C Campbell O McDermott et al Questioning the indicators of need for obstetric care. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2002; 80(4): 317–324.Describes worldwide service use.
Gunn J Hegarty K Nagle C et al Putting woman-centred care into practice: A new (ANEW) approach to psychosocial risk assessment during pregnancy. 2006. Birth; 33(1): 46–54.Does not address effectiveness or predictive accuracy of antenatal risk assessment.

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Cover of Antenatal Care
Antenatal Care: Routine Care for the Healthy Pregnant Woman.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 62.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2008 Mar.
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