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Title: Men and women's experiences of instrumental delivery : a qualitative study (and research portfolio)
Author: Hurrell, Ruth A.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2006
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Growing rates of operative deliveries across the UK have led to discussions around the medical, psychological and social impacts of different modes of delivery. Research into the psychosocial aspects of men and women s experiences of instrumental delivery (involving forceps or ventouse) is currently underdeveloped. In this qualitative study, twenty first time parents (10 men and 10 women) who had experienced an instrumental delivery were interviewed separately using semi-structured interviews. Data analysis was informed by grounded theory methodology and analysed using QSR NUD-IST 4. The core category accommodating medical intervention emerged as central to men and women s experiences of labour and instrumental delivery. The importance of accommodating medical intervention and the factors that can facilitate this process are highlighted in a conceptual framework to aid understanding of how instrumental delivery can affect both men and women s perceptions of the labour and delivery, including their ability to move on from the birth and enjoy early parenthood.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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