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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. A.G.W. Nolte en_US
dc.contributor.author Van der Westhuizen, Sara Janetta Christina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-05T09:39:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-05T09:39:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-05
dc.date.submitted 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7006
dc.description D.Cur. en_US
dc.description.abstract Every woman and unborn child has the right to quality antenatal care. Concern is expressed regarding the quality_ of antenatal care currently delivered in South Africa, but due to a lack of formal written standards for antenatal care, this concern cannot be addressed. In view of this, the aim of this study was to generate valid standards for antenatal care. A contextual, exploratory and descriptive research design had been used to complete the research in two phases. An extensive literature exploration was done during the first phase (Development phases 1 and 2) in order to describe a conceptual framework for antenatal care. Concept standards were formulated within this framework and refined with the assistance of a small group of experts. Following changes made to it, it was prepared for validation. The content validity of the standards was tested at national level (validation phase). The concept standards were sent to a group of domain experts in the form of a questionnaire. A purposive, non-randomised and stratified sample had been drawn. The participants were expected to evaluate the content validity of the standards and accompanying criteria and to propose amendments should they deem it to be necessary. A content validity index was calculated for each standard and criterion. A mean of 3,5 and a standard deviation of. 1,0 were regarded as sufficient proof of the content validity of each item. Thereafter, the standards were tested in the clinical practice on the basis of three case studies. Following the necessary adjustment and reformulation, the final standards were formulated. This research does not only make a valuable contribution towards the midwife's practice in the-form of valid standards for antenatal care, but also contributes towards extension of the theoretical basis of the subject discipline by means of the comprehensive description of a conceptual framework for antenatal care by the midwife. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Prenatal care en_US
dc.subject Prenatal care - Standards - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Midwives - Standards - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Maternal health care - Standards - South Africa en_US
dc.title Standaarde vir voorgeboortesorg en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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