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dc.contributor.authorGamble, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debra
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:25:50Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:25:50Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2013-07-30T23:54:55Z
dc.identifier.issn09694900
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4864
dc.description.abstractThis is the first in a series of articles on operative birth and psychological issues. This paper looks at negative childbirth experiences and how they can result in the development of trauma symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychological trauma symptoms following childbirth are debilitating, and may affect a woman's ability to care for her baby. This study aimed to examine the relationship between type of birth and symptoms of psychological trauma at 4-6 weeks postpartum. 400 Australian women in the last trimester of pregnancy were recruited from three public antenatal clinics. Participants were interviewed about the birth within 72 hours postpartum and telephone interviews conducted at 4-6 weeks postpartum to assess symptoms of psychological trauma. Results showed that women who had an emergency caesarean delivery or operative vaginal delivery were more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for PTSD than women who had an elective caesarean section or spontaneous vaginal birth.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMark Allen Publishing Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.intermid.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=17981
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom218
dc.relation.ispartofpageto224
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titlePsychological trauma symptoms of operative birth
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2005 MA Healthcare. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorGamble, Jenny A.
gro.griffith.authorCreedy, Debra K.


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