Healthcare Providers and Folic Acid. Results of a 2002 survey assessing obstetric-gynecology and family practice physicians’ awareness and practices regarding folic acid. Results from Gallup Survey. 2004 women January/February 2002.
Results of a 2002 survey assessing obstetric-gynecology and family practice physicians’ awareness and practices regarding folic acid
Q. 10 “How much [of nutrient] should a typical non-pregnant woman of childbearing age consume daily?” Note: Correct RDA responses are outlined.
Asterisked (*) categories include a small number of verbatim responses that
were close to, but different from, the pre-coded categories listed in the chart.
Q. 21 “To the best of your knowledge, what is the recommended preconceptional daily dose of folic acid for women who have had a pregnancy affected by NTD?”
Q. 14 “Please tell me whether each statement is true or false, or if
you are not sure.” Note: Correct responses are outlined.
Q. 18 “When should women begin to take folic acid,
to prevent neural tube defects?”
Q. 8 “Thinking about all of the women you see for prenatal care, what
percentage did you see for a preconceptional care visit prior to their pregnancy?”
Q. 19 “To the best of your knowledge, about what percentage of all pregnancies
in the US are unintended?” Correct response (“about 50%”) is outlined.
Q. 15 “In your practice, do you always, usually, occasionally, or never
recommend multivitamins or folic acid supplementation:…?”
Q. 7 “Which issues do you always, usually, occasionally, or never address at an annual well-woman exam with a woman of reproductive age, that is, under age 45?”
Q. 22 “What sources of medical information would be most effective
at reaching you with information about folic acid?”
Q. 23 “What resources would you like to have to promote preconceptional
folic acid intake in your female patients of reproductive age?”