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Table 4 Participants’ views about treatment for HDPs

From: Women’s attitudes, beliefs and values about tests, and management for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Question Response Preterm (n = 545) Term (n = 262) p-value
   n % n %  
14. I would feel nervous taking one baby aspirin per day to reduce my risk of developing preeclampsia without being sure that there were no effects on my baby many years later. Agree 175 32.1 119 45.4 .0002
Disagree 370 67.9 143 54.6  
15. Even though there are no studies to prove that a woman’s diet is related to getting preeclampsia, I would be willing to significantly change my diet to try to reduce my risk. Agree 506 92. 243 92.7 ns
Disagree 39 7.2 19 7.3  
16. I would be willing to consider other treatments with possible side effects in order to reduce my chance of getting preeclampsia. Agree 450 82.6 205 78.2 ns
Disagree 95 17.4 57 21.8  
17. Because baby aspirin has been shown in some studies to safely decrease some women’s risk of developing preeclampsia, I would be willing to take it throughout pregnancy even if it may not help me at all. Agree 516 94.7 228 87.0 .00015
Disagree 29 5.3 34 13.0  
18. I would be willing to participate in a research study to test a medication that has been shown to be safe for the baby, but has not yet been used by pregnant women, if it may help prevent preeclampsia. Agree 433 79.4 187 71.4 ns
Disagree 112 20.6 75 28.6  
19. When thinking about experimental treatments to prevent preeclampsia, I am more worried about the possibility of getting preeclampsia than I am about the risks of those treatments to my health. Agree 365 67.0 144 55.0 .0009
Disagree 180 33.0 118 45.0  
20. When thinking about possible treatments to improve my pregnancy outcomes, I am more concerned with the safety of the treatment to my unborn baby’s health than I am to my health. Agree 500 91.7 236 90.1 ns
Disagree 45 8.3 26 9.9