Effect of Prenatal Education on Perceptions of Epidural Acceptance
The purpose of the study is to determine if targeted prenatal educational program on womens' perceptions of epidural increases the acceptance of intrapartum epidural analgesia relative to the control group.
to Determine if Targeted Education Regarding Perceptions of Our Patients Toward Epidural Will Affect Women's Decision on Intrapartum Pain Management.
Behavioral: Prenatal education
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effect of Targeted Prenatal Education on Perceptions of Epidural on Acceptance of Epidural Analgesia: a Randomized Controlled Trial|
- pre and post intervention PEQ survey results to elucidate the changes in perceptions of epiduralepidural based on the PEQ survey [ Time Frame: One year time period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]All subjects will be asked to fill out the Perceptions on Epidural Questionnaire (PEQ) to elucidate their desire to receive intrapartum pain control & their attitude towards epidural to patients. Each survey will take approximately five to ten minutes to complete. The survey will be distributed in English and Spanish.
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: No Prenatal education
These subjects will be randomized to receive routine prenatal epidural class (control group).
Active Comparator: Receives Prenatal Education
Subjects randomized to this group will receive educational video addressing the cultural and perceptions regarding the myths on epidural in either English or Spanish (Keeping an Open Mind: choices in Labor Anaglesia: an educational produce of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and perinatology)
|Behavioral: Prenatal education|
Racial/ethnic disparities exist in the proportion of patients receiving epidural analgesia. The purpose of our study is to determine if culturally-sensitive educational program targeting womens' perceptions of epidural increases the acceptance of intrapartum epidural use.
|United States, California|
|Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System|
|San Jose, California, United States, 95128|
|Principal Investigator:||Anita Sit, MD||Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System|