Exploring Taiwanese Womens' Decision-making Regarding Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01210300
First received: September 26, 2010
Last updated: April 22, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
  Purpose

The incidence of caesarean section (CS) has increased globally. Taiwan's statistics report a higher incidence of repeat CS compared to vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC). This is concerning, as repeat CS are associated with increased maternal morbidity and mortality, and neonatal respiratory problems. VBAC is an approach which reduces the likelihood of such birth complications. However, there is limited information about Taiwanese women's decision regarding VBAC and their participation in decision-making. There is also a gap in literature about information for women about CS and VBAC.


Condition
Caesarean Section

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Exploring Taiwanese Womens' Decision-making Regarding Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section

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Further study details as provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Detailed Description:

Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behaviour will theoretically underpin the study. A qualitative descriptive design using purposive sampling of 20 Taiwanese pregnant women who have previously had a CS with a live baby will be recruited from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. In-depth interviews will be carried out in three phases: (1) between 34 weeks to 38 weeks of women's pregnancy; (2) on the third day after childbirth; and (3) at the fourth week after birth, the end of confinement. Boyatzis' Data Driven approach will be adopted to thematically analyze the data.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

pregnant women

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have had a previous CS with a live baby
  • Currently at 34 to 38 weeks of pregnancy
  • Medically eligible for a VBAC
  • Have chosen to have a natural birth
  • 20 years old and over
  • Able to converse in Mandarin and/or Taiwanese

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous myomectomy
  • Previous classical caesarean section
  • Two previous caesarean section
  • Pregnant with complications
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01210300

Locations
Taiwan
Chang Gung Institute of Technology
Taoyuan, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mei-Man Chen Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Institute of Technology
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Mei-Man Chen, Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Institute of Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01210300     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99038
Study First Received: September 26, 2010
Last Updated: April 22, 2011
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:
caesarean section
vaginal birth after caesarean section
repeat caesarean section
childbirth expectation
childbirth experience

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