Ascertaining women’s preferred mode of address and preferred choice of title during pregnancy and childbirth

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dc.contributor.author Horgan, Richard P.
dc.contributor.author Guha, S.
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, K.
dc.contributor.author Higgins, John R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-11T14:29:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-11T14:29:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2005-02
dc.date.issued 2005-02
dc.identifier.citation Horgan R, Guha S, O'Sullivan K, Higgins JR.; (2005) 'Ascertaining women's preferred mode of address and preferred choice of title during pregnancy and childbirth'. Irish Medical Journal, 98 (2):55-57. en
dc.identifier.volume 98 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 55 en
dc.identifier.endpage 57 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/493
dc.description.abstract To determine how women in pregnancy would like to be addressed and to ascertain their preferred choice of title during pregnancy. A questionnaire was administered to 925 antenatal women. Midwifery and medical staff (183) were invited to respond to a similar questionnaire.The response rate was 71.2% from the survey of pregnant women. The vast majority (82.1%) preferred to be addressed by their first name. Women were in favour of being called ’patient’ (32.8%) as their first choice. The staff survey yielded a response rate of 77%. The majority (81.8%) of health professionals preferred to address women by their first name. ’Mother’ (28.7%) was the most popular first choice. We conclude that women in pregnancy do have a preference on how they would like to be addressed and this is predominantly by first name. Health professionals also prefer to call pregnant women by their first name. The term ’patient’ was the most popular first choice of title of women in pregnancy but the term ’mother’ was the preferred choice of the health professionals. Medical staff were more likely to choose ’patient’ than midwives. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
dc.relation.uri http://www.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=521
dc.rights © Copyright 2005 Irish Medical Journal en
dc.subject Women's preferred choice of title and preferred mode of address en
dc.subject Pregnancy and childbirth en
dc.subject Survey of pregnant women en
dc.subject.lcsh Pregnancy en
dc.title Ascertaining women’s preferred mode of address and preferred choice of title during pregnancy and childbirth en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/C001/jhiggins en
dc.internal.authorcontactother John Higgins, College Of Medicine & Health Office, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: j.higgins@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.higgins@ucc.ie en


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