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The experience of midwives in performing episiotomy during birth

Muda, Siti Mariam (2018) The experience of midwives in performing episiotomy during birth. In: The Global Public Health Conference (GlobeHEAL) - 2018 “Revitalizing Resilience towards the Emergence of Healthy Communities, 06th - 07th February, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Objectives: The aim of the study is to explore the experience of midwives while performing episiotomy during vaginal birth. Design: Qualitative Individual face to face interviews using purposive sampling had been conducted. Semi structured questionnaire based on research question were used to guide this study to explore the factors identified for midwives performing episiotomy in the labour room. 15 midwives who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were interviewed and the sessions were audio taped, transcribed and identify for the themes. Recruitment took place at one of the government hospital in Malaysia. The main ethical issues highlighted were ethical approval, informed consent, confidentiality and anonymity. Findings: Based on thematic analysis four themes were emerged: 1) Structure of the perineum, 2) Maternal preference, 3) Influence of health care professional, 4) Midwives instinct. Conclusion: Majority of midwives are still performing episiotomy despite of the guidelines mentioned on the restrictive of the episiotomy practice. Midwives need to update themselves and familiar with evidence based practice in order to maintain intact perineal during childbirth. It is recommended for nurses and midwives to keep continuously involved in nursing or medical education regarding childbirth.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5458/62896
Uncontrolled Keywords: Episiotomy, midwife, experience, childbirth
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: mrs siti mariam muda
Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 12:16
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 12:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62896

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