International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Improving Perinatal Care in the Rural Regions Worldwide by Wireless Enabled Antepartum Fetal Monitoring: A Demonstration Project

Table 3

Inclusion criteria for the selection of informant subjects for the qualitative surveys.


Clinical staffMust be a primary care physician or nurse at the 1st level of care working in a facility that belongs to the ICSS AMANECE Valladolid program, treating pregnant women
Must have approved the Virtual Diploma in Maternal and Child Health, granted by the National Polytechnic Institute and provided through ICSS’ PIEENSO platform

Pregnant womenHigh-risk pregnant women being cared for at Chemax Health Services facility and monitored with the fetal monitoring kit
Age: women 19 years of age and more, who represent different moments of life and thus have different views on their pregnancies: teenagers (19 to 20 years), young adults (21 to 34 years), and older adults (35 to 45 years)
Educational level: literature indicates that education, particularly a woman’s schooling, is a great contributor to her and her family’s health
Health insurance: people’s insurance, IMSS, ISSSTE, or no insurance; this variable is linked directly with pregnant women’s access to healthcare services and the type of services they receive (service portability)
Special population group: for instance, indigenous populations have particular cultural aspects that are not seen in other population groups

Husbands/partners of pregnant women and midwivesRelated persons to the pregnant women who have influence on the healthcare access decisions (partners, husbands, or midwives)

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