A Randomized Comparative Trial of Two Decision Tools for Pregnant Women with Prior Cesareans

Karen Eden, Nancy A. Perrin, Kimberly K. Vesco, Jeanne-Marie Guise

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Abstract

Objective: Evaluate tools to help pregnant women with prior cesareans make informed decisions about having trials of labor. Design: Randomized comparative trial. Setting: A research assistant with a laptop met the women in quiet locations at clinics and at health fairs. Participants: Pregnant women (N = 131) who had one prior cesarean and were eligible for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) participated one time between 2005 and 2007. Methods: Women were randomized to receive either an evidence-based, interactive decision aid or two evidence-based educational brochures about cesarean delivery and VBAC. Effect on the decision-making process was assessed before and after the interventions. Results: Compared to baseline, women in both groups felt more informed (F = 23.8, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-579
Number of pages12
JournalJOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Decision aid
  • Decision support techniques
  • Pregnancy
  • VBAC
  • Women's preferences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Maternity and Midwifery
  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Medicine(all)

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A Randomized Comparative Trial of Two Decision Tools for Pregnant Women with Prior Cesareans. / Eden, Karen; Perrin, Nancy A.; Vesco, Kimberly K.; Guise, Jeanne-Marie.

In: JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Vol. 43, No. 5, 2014, p. 568-579.

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