Perinael trauma and postpartum perineal morbidity in asian and non-asian primiparous women giving birth in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Dahlen, Hannah en_US
dc.contributor.author Homer, Caroline en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:51:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:51:46Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2007004984 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dahlen Hannah and Homer Caroline 2008, 'Perinael trauma and postpartum perineal morbidity in asian and non-asian primiparous women giving birth in Australia', Blackwell Publishing, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 455-463. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0884-2175 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9777
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To describe the postpartum perineal morbidity of primiparous women who had a vaginal birth and compare outcomes between Asian and non-Asian women in the first 2 days following the birth and at 6 and 12 weeks postpartum. Design: Data from a randomized clinical trial of a perineal management technique (perineal warm packs) were used to address the study objective. Setting: Two maternity hospitals in Sydney, Australia. Participants: Primiparous women who had a vaginal birth in the trial were included (n=697). One third of the women were identified as "Asian." Results: Compared with non-Asian women, Asian women were significantly more likely to have an episiotomy; require perineal suturing; sustain a third- or fourth-degree perineal tear; and report their perineal pain as being moderate to severe on day 1 following the birth. Asian women were less likely to give birth in an upright position or to resume sexual intercourse by 6 or 12 weeks following the birth. Conclusion: More research is needed into methods that could reduce the high rates of perineal trauma experienced by Asian women, and midwives need to be able to offer appropriate support for Asian women. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2008.00259.x en_US
dc.title Perinael trauma and postpartum perineal morbidity in asian and non-asian primiparous women giving birth in Australia en_US
dc.parent Journal of Obstetric, Gynaecological & Neonatal Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 37 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Washington, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 455 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 463 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111006 en_US
dc.personcode 044710 en_US
dc.personcode 995146 en_US
dc.percentage 75 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 ISI:000257990000013 en_US
dc.description.keywords childbirth ? Asian ? non-Asian ? labor ? perineum ? pain ? urinary incontinence ? sexual intercourse ? perineal trauma ? perineal pain en_US
dc.staffid 995146 en_US


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