Pre-and postpartum levels of childbirth fear and the relationship to birth outcomes in a cohort of Australian women

UTSePress Research/Manakin Repository

Search UTSePress Research


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Fenwick, Jennifer en_US
dc.contributor.author Gamble, Jennifer en_US
dc.contributor.author Nathan, Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.author Bayes, Sara en_US
dc.contributor.author Hacuk, Yvonne en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:50:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:50:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008006643 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fenwick Jennifer et al. 2009, 'Pre-and postpartum levels of childbirth fear and the relationship to birth outcomes in a cohort of Australian women', Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 667-677. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1067 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9609
dc.description.abstract Aim. To investigate pre- and postpartum levels of childbirth fear in a cohort of childbearing women and explore the relationship to birth outcomes. Background. While results are mixed, there is evidence that fear of childbirth is associated with mode of birth. Limited theoretical work around childbirth fear has been undertaken with Australian women. Design. A prospective correlation design. Method. Women (n = 401) completed the Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (W-DEQ) version A at 36 weeks gestation, with 243 (61%) women also completing version B at six weeks postpartum. Scores were summarised with means and standard deviations. Content analysis of the free statements identified nine issues of concern. Results. Twenty-six per cent of pregnant women reported low levels of childbirth fear, 48% were moderately fearful and 26% were highly fearful. Fear decreased after birth for those women in the high antenatal fear group, however surgical intervention at birth (n = 238, ANOVA, F1,230 = 12[middle dot]39, p = 0[middle dot]001) and suspected fetal compromise (F1,230 = 4[middle dot]33, p = 0[middle dot]039) increased levels of postpartum fear. Univariately, high antenatal fear was associated with emergency caesarean delivery (n = 324, Wald 5[middle dot]05, p = 0[middle dot]025) however after adjustment for nulliparity and fetal compromise the association disappeared. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02568.x en_US
dc.title Pre-and postpartum levels of childbirth fear and the relationship to birth outcomes in a cohort of Australian women en_US
dc.parent Journal Of Clinical Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 667 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 677 en_US
dc.cauo.name Midwifery, Child and Family Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111006 en_US
dc.personcode 044296 en_US
dc.personcode 0000052018 en_US
dc.personcode 0000052020 en_US
dc.personcode 0000052021 en_US
dc.personcode 0000052022 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Midwifery en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Australia, childbirth, intervention, midwifery, nurses, nursing en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record