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dc.contributor.authorGamble, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:25:50Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:25:50Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2013-07-30T23:54:55Z
dc.identifier.issn09694900en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMark Allen Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.intermid.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=17981en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom218en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto224en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Midwiferyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321101en_US
dc.titlePsychological trauma symptoms of operative birthen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 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.en_US
gro.date.issued2005
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