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The attitudes of two groups of South African women towards mode of delivery

dc.contributor.authorManthata A.L.A.
dc.contributor.authorHall D.R.
dc.contributor.authorSteyn P.S.
dc.contributor.authorGrove D.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:16:41Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:16:41Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
dc.identifier.citation92
dc.identifier.citation1
dc.identifier.issn00207292
dc.identifier.other10.1016/j.ijgo.2005.09.020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/13893
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine whether 2 specific groups of women prefer vaginal or abdominal delivery. Methods: Forty-six black and 54 colored (of mixed race, the predominant population group) primigravidas and 59 black and 62 colored multigravidas were interviewed between April 2003 and February 2004 at Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa. Results: Among primigravidas, 89% of black women and 83% of colored women preferred vaginal delivery. Among the multigravidas, 86% of black women and 79% of colored women preferred vaginal delivery. Most women believed that they would recover more quickly (65%) and with less pain (32%) after vaginal delivery. Forty-one percent of all women viewed episiotomy as the greatest disadvantage of vaginal delivery, while 43% were unaware of any advantage to cesarean delivery. Conclusion: Most colored and black women preferred vaginal over cesarean delivery. A challenge to healthcare personnel is to educate women about both routes. © 2005 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectAfrican American
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectcesarean section
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectconvalescence
dc.subjectepisiotomy
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectinterview
dc.subjectpain
dc.subjectpatient attitude
dc.subjectprimigravida
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectrace
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.subjectvaginal delivery
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectCesarean Section
dc.subjectDelivery, Obstetric
dc.subjectEpisiotomy
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectInterviews
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectParity
dc.subjectPregnancy
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.titleThe attitudes of two groups of South African women towards mode of delivery
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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