First-time mothers' satisfaction with their birth experience : a cross-sectional study

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dc.contributor.author Johansson, Christel
dc.contributor.author Finnbogadottir, Hafrun
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-02T10:39:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-02T10:39:24Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0266-6138 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/30504
dc.description.abstract Objective: To explore first-time mothers' satisfaction with their birth experience using Visual Analog Scale and to identify possible risk factors for a negative birth experience. Design: A cross-sectional design using retrospective data collection from electronic medical files. Setting: A birthing center in southern Sweden, which has approximately 1400 births annually. Participants: Primiparous women (N = 584) who gave birth during 2017. The cut-off point for a negative birth experience was set as <= 4 on the Visual Analog Scale. Measurements and findings: The mean age of the women was 29 years (SD 5.1; range 16-47 years). Prevalence of a negative birth experience was 9.6%. The strongest risk factors for a negative birth experience were having obstetric anal sphincter injuries (AOR 2.8 CI 95% 1.1-7.2) and oxytocin augmentation started in the first stage of labor (AOR 2.2 CI 95% 1.1-4.4). Key conclusions: Women who had their labours augmented with oxytocin or sustained an anal sphincter injury were statistically significantly more likely to have a negative birth experience. However, it is uncertain whether the women scored pain experience or birth experience when they reported their satisfaction on the Visual Analog Scale; further investigation is required. Implications for practice: It is important to use a reliable and validated instrument to measure birth experience in order to promote respectful and supportive care for new mothers. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Birth experience en_US
dc.subject Childbirth en_US
dc.subject Measurement en_US
dc.subject Patient satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Risk factors en_US
dc.subject Visual Analog Scale en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title First-time mothers' satisfaction with their birth experience : a cross-sectional study en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Care Science (VV)
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.midw.2019.102540 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Midwifery;
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 79 en_US
dc.description.authorversion No en_US
dc.identifier.isiid 000494751800014
dc.identifier.pmid 31580998
dc.format.artNo UNSP 102540 en_US
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