The use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207718
Title:
The use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice.
Authors:
Afaneh, I; Sharma, V; McVey, R; Murphy, C; Geary, M
Affiliation:
The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. iyadafaneh@physicians.ie
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2010 May;103(5):137-9.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207718
PubMed ID:
20666083
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to assess the use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice in Ireland and to explore patients' opinions. Two questionnaires were designed; one for patients and the other one was sent to 145 gynaecologists in Ireland. One hundred and fifty two women took part in this survey of whom 74 were gynaecological and 78 were obstetric patients. Ninety five (65%) patients felt no need for a chaperone during a vaginal examination (VE) by a male doctor. On the other hand 34 (23%) participating women would request a chaperone if being examined by a female doctor. Among clinicians 116 (80%) responded by returning the questionnaire. Overall 60 (52%) always used a chaperone in public practice, in contrast to 24 (27%) in private practice. The study demonstrated that most patients do not wish to have a chaperone during a VE but a small proportion would still request one regardless of the examiner's gender. Patients should be offered the choice of having a chaperone and their opinion should be respected and documented.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Female; *Gynecology; Humans; Ireland; Male; *Obstetrics; Patient Escort Service/*psychology; *Patient Satisfaction; Physical Examination/*psychology; Physician-Patient Relations; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAfaneh, Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Ven_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcVey, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:37:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:37:55Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:37:55Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2010 May;103(5):137-9.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20666083en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207718-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to assess the use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice in Ireland and to explore patients' opinions. Two questionnaires were designed; one for patients and the other one was sent to 145 gynaecologists in Ireland. One hundred and fifty two women took part in this survey of whom 74 were gynaecological and 78 were obstetric patients. Ninety five (65%) patients felt no need for a chaperone during a vaginal examination (VE) by a male doctor. On the other hand 34 (23%) participating women would request a chaperone if being examined by a female doctor. Among clinicians 116 (80%) responded by returning the questionnaire. Overall 60 (52%) always used a chaperone in public practice, in contrast to 24 (27%) in private practice. The study demonstrated that most patients do not wish to have a chaperone during a VE but a small proportion would still request one regardless of the examiner's gender. Patients should be offered the choice of having a chaperone and their opinion should be respected and documented.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Gynecologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Obstetricsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Escort Service/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Patient Satisfactionen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysical Examination/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysician-Patient Relationsen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.titleThe use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentThe Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. iyadafaneh@physicians.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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