What is it about?
The purpose of this review is to explain how the Internet affects decision-making in pregnancy. A systematic review was carried out in accordance with the guidelines developed by the National Institute of Health Research at York University. The PubMed, EBSCOhost, Ulakbim Medical Database, Turkish Medline, Web of Science, and Scopus databases were scanned. Three keywords in the titles, abstracts, and keywords of the articles were searched for in the Medical Subject Headings: “Pregnancy,” “Decision-making,” and “Internet.” Most studies reported that pregnant women use the Internet as a source of information about pregnancy. Women with higher education, who were young, nulliparous, and primigravid, looking for more information on the Internet. Using the Internet had a positive effect on the decision-making processes of pregnant women, increased their awareness, and had a visible effect on this process.
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Why is it important?
This study shows that the Internet has an important place in health information search and decision-making processes of pregnant women.
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This page is a summary of: The effect of the Internet on decision-making during pregnancy: a systematic review, Archives of Women s Mental Health, September 2020, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00737-020-01065-5.
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