Maternal recall of a history of early-onset preeclampsia, late-onset preeclampsia, or gestational hypertension: a validation study

Anouk Bokslag*, Anne B. Fons, Laurien J. Zeverijn, Pim W. Teunissen, Christianne J.M. de Groot

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Objective: This study assessed women’s ability to recall different types of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy because of its disproportionate cardiovascular risk later in life. Methods: Participants were 5–10 years post-partum with a history of early-onset-, late-onset preeclampsia, or gestational hypertension. Recall was assessed by questionnaire and compared to medical records. Results: Questionnaire-based recall of early-onset preeclampsia had high sensitivity and specificity, late-onset preeclampsia poor sensitivity and high specificity and gestational hypertension had very poor sensitivity and high specificity. Conclusion: Early-onset preeclampsia can accurately be assessed using a simple questionnaire. Recall of late-onset preeclampsia and gestational hypertension was not accurate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-450
Number of pages7
JournalHypertension in Pregnancy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

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