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dc.contributor.authorRosa, Gisselle Marie
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T05:30:18Z
dc.date.available2016-03-08T05:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.otherrosa_gisselle_m_201508_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rosa_gisselle_m_201508_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/34636
dc.description.abstractThis investigation is a pilot study assessing the feasibility of implementing a double-blinded randomized control trial of folic acid (FA) supplementation in a prenatal clinic setting. The research question asks if there is a difference in infant birth outcomes in response to 400 µg or 800 µg FA supplementation throughout pregnancy. The hypothesis is being tested in pregnant women receiving prenatal care at Athens Regional Midwifery Clinic. Thus far, 12 participants have completed the study. Mean cord blood serum and RBC folate concentrations are available for 7 infants (77.8 nmol/L ± 20.2 and 1408.1 ± 573.8, respectively). No differences in gestation age, length, weight, head circumference, or Apgar scores have been observed between both groups. This pilot study provided valuable data regarding the feasibility of conducting a controlled FA intervention study in a prenatal clinic setting and will aid in planning a larger-scale study in the future.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPregnancy
dc.subjectFolate
dc.subjectFolic acid
dc.subjectSupplementation
dc.subjectBirth outcomes
dc.subjectCord blood
dc.subjectMidwifery clinic
dc.subjectPilot study
dc.subjectFeasibility
dc.titleFolic acid supplementation during pregnancy
dc.title.alternativefeasibility and infant outcomes
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorLynn Bailey
dc.description.committeeLynn Bailey
dc.description.committeeRichard Lewis
dc.description.committeeDorothy Hausman


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