Men and women's experiences of instrumental delivery: A qualitative study and research portfolio

Hurrell, Ruth A (2006) Men and women's experiences of instrumental delivery: A qualitative study and research portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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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.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Matt Wild
Keywords: Clinical psychology, Obstetrics
Date of Award: 2006
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2006-74242
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 15:33

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