Effect of Prenatal Education on Perceptions of Epidural Acceptance

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01709591
First received: October 15, 2012
Last updated: October 16, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
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 Type: Interventional
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

Further study details as provided by Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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.


Enrollment: 111
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)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Women with viable intrauterine gestation seeking prenatal care
  2. Candidates for Intrapartum epidural analgesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Intrapartum epidural analgesia is contraindicated
  2. Trial of labor is contraindicated.
  3. Patients planning an elective cesarean
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01709591

Locations
United States, California
Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System
San Jose, California, United States, 95128
Sponsors and Collaborators
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anita Sit, MD Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01709591     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-081
Study First Received: October 15, 2012
Last Updated: October 16, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System:
intrapartum pain management, epidural

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