Aim: The aim of this literature review was to explore the impacts of educational interventions integrated into antenatal care on knowledge of preeclampsia among pregnant women. Background: Preeclampsia has remained one of the leading causes of preventable maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. A lack of patient education and awareness of preeclampsia may lead to missed opportunities for diagnosis and preeclampsia complications. Methods: CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE, and Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson) databases were utilized. Literature specifically focusing on preeclampsia educational interventions among pregnant women were considered. Results: There were eleven articles that fit the criteria of this review's search. The results of this review revealed that nine studies found positive outcomes and an increase in preeclampsia awareness among pregnant women when educational interventions were implemented into their antenatal care. Discussion: Educational interventions that improved patient knowledge on preeclampsia include booklets, pamphlets, videos, graphic cards, magnets, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and verbal education. Nurses can implement these interventions in their practice to decrease maternal and infant mortality found among preeclampsia patients. Further research on preeclampsia knowledge is recommended among minority women and how educational interventions impact maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Mir, Shantel, "Education Interventions and Preeclampsia Knowledge Among Pregnant Women" (2023). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1388.