Quality improvement: patient education for management of hypertension in pregnancy

Kriti M. Goel, Rose A. Maxwell, Morgan E. Cooley, Traci M. Rackett, Jerome L. Yaklic

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Objective: To assess the effectiveness of interactive education tools for hypertension in pregnancy.Two interactive education tools were introduced. Methods: Pregnant women with hypertension completed questionnaires before (Pre-I) and after)Post-I) the intervention.Providers rated satisfaction and effectiveness of the education methods. Results: The Post-I group (N=45) showed slight improvement on both Perceived (4.5±0.7) and Actual knowledge (2.2 ± 1.0) compared to the Pre-I group (N=45; Perceived: 4.2±1.0; Actual: 1.7±1.3; p<.05).Providers reported higher satisfaction after the intervention (2.6±1.1 vs 4.1±0.7; p <.001). iscussion: The intervention increased patients’ knowledge and providers rating of patient knowledge, and decreased the time needed for patient education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-278
Number of pages8
JournalHypertension in Pregnancy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Hypertension in pregnancy
  • education tool
  • health literacy
  • patient education
  • quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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