The management of reduced fetal movements in an uncomplicated pregnancy at term: results from an anonymous national online survey in the Republic of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206252
Title:
The management of reduced fetal movements in an uncomplicated pregnancy at term: results from an anonymous national online survey in the Republic of Ireland.
Authors:
Unterscheider, J; Horgan, R P; Greene, R A; Higgins, J R
Affiliation:
The Anu Research Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University, College Cork, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland., julia_unterscheider@hotmail.com
Citation:
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2010;30(6):578-82.
Journal:
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206252
DOI:
10.3109/01443615.2010.481733
PubMed ID:
20701506
Abstract:
There is currently inconsistent evidence and clinical guidance on how to best manage a pregnancy complicated by reduced fetal movements. This novel, web-based, anonymous questionnaire evaluated 96 assessment and management approaches from doctors working in obstetrics in the Republic of Ireland who were presented with a clinical scenario of a primigravida concerned about reduced fetal movements at 39+3 weeks' gestation. This study identified a lack of clinical practice guidelines available in maternity hospitals in the Republic of Ireland. We demonstrated that almost all clinicians applied more than one assessment method and that most incorporated a cardiotocograph into their assessment. There was a low uptake of simple symphysio-fundal height measurement and high usage of kickcharts. The minority of clinicians admitted or induced their patients. This survey identified the need for national and international guidelines to ensure safe antepartum care and delivery.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Female; *Fetal Monitoring/methods/standards; *Fetal Movement; Gestational Age; Humans; Ireland; Male; *Physician's Practice Patterns; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Pregnancy; *Pregnancy Complications; Questionnaires
ISSN:
1364-6893 (Electronic); 0144-3615 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorUnterscheider, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHorgan, R Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreene, R Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, J Ren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:43:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:43:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:43:48Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Obstet Gynaecol. 2010;30(6):578-82.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1364-6893 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0144-3615 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20701506en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/01443615.2010.481733en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206252-
dc.description.abstractThere is currently inconsistent evidence and clinical guidance on how to best manage a pregnancy complicated by reduced fetal movements. This novel, web-based, anonymous questionnaire evaluated 96 assessment and management approaches from doctors working in obstetrics in the Republic of Ireland who were presented with a clinical scenario of a primigravida concerned about reduced fetal movements at 39+3 weeks' gestation. This study identified a lack of clinical practice guidelines available in maternity hospitals in the Republic of Ireland. We demonstrated that almost all clinicians applied more than one assessment method and that most incorporated a cardiotocograph into their assessment. There was a low uptake of simple symphysio-fundal height measurement and high usage of kickcharts. The minority of clinicians admitted or induced their patients. This survey identified the need for national and international guidelines to ensure safe antepartum care and delivery.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Fetal Monitoring/methods/standardsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Fetal Movementen_GB
dc.subject.meshGestational Ageen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Physician's Practice Patternsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topicen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Pregnancy Complicationsen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.titleThe management of reduced fetal movements in an uncomplicated pregnancy at term: results from an anonymous national online survey in the Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentThe Anu Research Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University, College Cork, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland., julia_unterscheider@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of, Obstetrics and Gynaecologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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