Epidural analgesia for labour: maternal knowledge, preferences and informed consent.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/213509
Title:
Epidural analgesia for labour: maternal knowledge, preferences and informed consent.
Authors:
Fröhlich, S; Tan, T; Walsh, A; Carey, M
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4.
Citation:
Epidural analgesia for labour: maternal knowledge, preferences and informed consent., 104 (10):300-2 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
29-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/213509
PubMed ID:
22256441
Abstract:
Epidural analgesia has become increasingly popular as a form of labour analgesia in Ireland. However obtaining true inform consent has always been difficult. Our study recruited 100 parturients who had undergone epidural analgesia for labour, aimed to determine the information they received prior to regional analgesia, and to ascertain their preferences regarding informed consent. Only 65 (65%) of patients planned to have an epidural. Knowledge of potential complications was variable and inaccurate, with less than 30 (30%) of women aware of the most common complications. Most women 79 (79%) believed that discomfort during labour affected their ability to provide informed consent, and believe consent should be taken prior to onset of labour (96, 96%). The results of this study helps define the standards of consent Irish patients expect for epidural analgesia during labour.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Analgesia, Epidural; Anesthetics; Decision Making; Female; Humans; Informed Consent; Labor, Obstetric; Patient Education as Topic; Pregnancy; Risk Assessment
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFröhlich, Sen
dc.contributor.authorTan, Ten
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Aen
dc.contributor.authorCarey, Men
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-29T10:26:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-29T10:26:43Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-29T10:26:43Z-
dc.identifier.citationEpidural analgesia for labour: maternal knowledge, preferences and informed consent., 104 (10):300-2 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22256441-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/213509-
dc.description.abstractEpidural analgesia has become increasingly popular as a form of labour analgesia in Ireland. However obtaining true inform consent has always been difficult. Our study recruited 100 parturients who had undergone epidural analgesia for labour, aimed to determine the information they received prior to regional analgesia, and to ascertain their preferences regarding informed consent. Only 65 (65%) of patients planned to have an epidural. Knowledge of potential complications was variable and inaccurate, with less than 30 (30%) of women aware of the most common complications. Most women 79 (79%) believed that discomfort during labour affected their ability to provide informed consent, and believe consent should be taken prior to onset of labour (96, 96%). The results of this study helps define the standards of consent Irish patients expect for epidural analgesia during labour.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAnalgesia, Epidural-
dc.subject.meshAnesthetics-
dc.subject.meshDecision Making-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInformed Consent-
dc.subject.meshLabor, Obstetric-
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topic-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessment-
dc.titleEpidural analgesia for labour: maternal knowledge, preferences and informed consent.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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