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Satisfaction of women in childbirth: high-risk pregnancy compared to low risk pregnancy

Grant number: 15/06719-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): September 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Principal researcher:Roseli Mieko Yamamoto Nomura
Grantee:Victoria Arruga Novoa Y Novoa
Home Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Introduction: women's satisfaction with childbirth depends mainly on maternal expectations are reached and the perception of women's control about childbirth. To improve the supply of maternal health care is of key importance when we consider that the quality of their experience significantly affects the adjustment to the post-partum period and the relationship between the mother and the baby. Most studies focus low-risk pregnancies, but few study the satisfaction of high-risk pregnant women with the process of parturition. Objectives: To assess the satisfaction of women with childbirth, comparing high and low risk pregnancies. Methods: This is a cross sectional study with prospective data collection in which will be invited to participate postpartum women to assess their satisfaction with the delivery. The following criteria will be used: to a live fetus delivery; maternal age over 18 years; understanding research method and agreement to participate in the study. The high-risk pregnancies will be characterized as those in which there is a clinical intercurrence, surgical or obstetric complicating pregnancy, and low-risk pregnancies in healthy women without maternal or fetal morbidity. Will be prompted the patient to answer the questionnaire modified scale of Mackey Childbirth Satisfaction Rating Scale (MCSRS). The questionnaire consists of 23 questions, which should be answered according to the five-point Likert scale. To assess the degree of satisfaction of women with childbirth, the instruments will be applied in 50 postpartum women of high-risk pregnancies and 50 low risk. The data will be analyzed in a descriptive, comparative and quantitative way. (AU)

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