Uterine volume as a predictor of birthweight

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Nursing
Department Nursing
Author Kutzler, David Lynn
Title Uterine volume as a predictor of birthweight
Date 1980-06
Description A method for estimating fetal birth weight was studied. The method was developed in the early 1950s by Polous and Langstadt. The method was based on the assumption that there was a close statistical correlation between the volume of the gravid uterus and the birth weight of the fetus. The method was developed from a study of twenty-one subjects and had never been studied independently. Birth weight was estimated in ten subjects using Polous and Langstadt's method. Various statistical tests and criteria based tests were used to test the accuracy of the method. It was found the Polous and Langstadt's method for estimating fetal birth weight is not sufficiently accurate to form a meaningful basis for clinical judgment related to birth weight. On the basis of these finding and a review of the literature, it was concluded that neither the method of Polous and Langstadt nor any other method for estimating fetal birth weight is superior abdominal palpation. Since the accuracy of abdominal palpation is know to increase with practice, it is recommended that nurse-midwives and other health care providers who attend laboring women should conscientiously practice this skill to assure that clinical judgments are based on the most accurate assessments possible
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Abdominal Palpation; Nursing
Subject MESH Birth Weight; Uterus; Nurse Midwives
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "Uterine volume as a predictor of birthweight." Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Print version of "Uterine volume as a predictor of birthweight." available at J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collection. RG 41.5 1980 K88.
Rights Management © David L. Kutzler.
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Source Original: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (no longer available).
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Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2012-04-24
ID 191762
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr214w
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