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Outpatient Care for Multiparas After Elective Cesarean Section: an Observational Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01921465
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 13, 2013
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2016
University of Aarhus
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Iben Lorentzen, Herning Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether outpatient cesarean section can be performed in multiparous women without significant decrease in the parents' sense of security .

Condition or disease
Outpatient Care

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 4 Months
Study Start Date : October 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cesarean Section

multiparas having a planned cesarean section
elective cesarean section

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. the parents' postnatal sense of security (PPSS) [ Time Frame: the PPSS is measured the second week after delivery ]
    measured by a questionnaire sent to the parents' in the second week after delivery.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. ambulation time [ Time Frame: three days ]
    ambulation time measured during the first three days after delivery by an accelerometer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
multiparas having a elective cesarean section at Herning hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Planned elective cesarean section of multiparous women
  • Singleton pregnancy
  • Age of at least 18
  • Gestational age between 37 and 42 weeks
  • Internet access at home

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of consent
  • Women with no or little understanding of Danish and ability to speak Danish.
  • Allergies to medicine included in the pain management regimes
  • Expected maternal or neonatal complications after delivery
  • Birth weight of less than 2500 grams

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01921465

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Department of gynaecology and obstetrics, Herning Hospital
Herning, Denmark, 7400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herning Hospital
University of Aarhus
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Principal Investigator: Iben P Lorentzen, Midwife University of Aarhus
Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Iben Lorentzen, Midwife, Herning Hospital Identifier: NCT01921465    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1ILorentzen
First Posted: August 13, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2016
Last Verified: February 2014
Keywords provided by Iben Lorentzen, Herning Hospital:
outpatient care
elective cesarean section