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Does Midwifery-Led Care Demonstrate Care Ethics: A Template Analysis, Kate Buchanan, Elizabeth Newnham, Deborah Ireson, Clare Davison, Sara Bayes Feb 2022

Does Midwifery-Led Care Demonstrate Care Ethics: A Template Analysis, Kate Buchanan, Elizabeth Newnham, Deborah Ireson, Clare Davison, Sara Bayes

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background:

Ethical care in maternity is fundamental to providing care that both prevents harm and does good, and yet, there is growing acknowledgement that disrespect and abuse routinely occur in this context, which indicates that current ethical frameworks are not adequate. Care ethics offers an alternative to the traditional biomedical ethical principles.

Research aim:

The aim of the study was to determine whether a correlation exists between midwifery-led care and care ethics as an important first step in an action research project.

Research design:

Template analysis was chosen for this part of the action research. Template analysis is a design …


Breech Presentation Management: A Critical Review Of Leading Clinical Practice Guidelines, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin Jan 2022

Breech Presentation Management: A Critical Review Of Leading Clinical Practice Guidelines, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Problem

Clinical practice guidelines are designed to guide clinicians and consumers of maternity services in clinical decision making, but recommendations are often consensus based and differ greatly between leading organisations.

Background

Breech birth is a divisive clinical issue, however vaginal breech births continue to occur despite a globally high caesarean section rate for breech presenting fetuses. Inconsistencies are known to exist between clinical practice guidelines relating to the management of breech presentation.

Aim

The aim of this review was to critically evaluate and compare leading obstetric clinical practice guidelines related to the management of breech presenting fetuses.

Methods

Leading obstetric …


Online Learning And Teaching Approaches Used In Midwifery Programs: A Scoping Review, Terri Downer, Michelle Gray, Tanya Capper Aug 2021

Online Learning And Teaching Approaches Used In Midwifery Programs: A Scoping Review, Terri Downer, Michelle Gray, Tanya Capper

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Objective: The objective of this scoping review was to map and identify existing literature that described online learning and teaching approaches used in midwifery education. Design: An extensive search of multiple databases and gray literature was undertaken following the JBI standards, using predefined selection criteria and following the PRISMA guidelines. Methods: This scoping review included studies published in English between 2010 and 2020 that explored the online approaches to learning and teaching for undergraduate midwifery students. The articles were reviewed by three reviewers and content analysis was undertaken. Results: Twenty-seven articles were included in the review. Results suggest that student …


Language Abilities In Children Born To Mothers Diagnosed With Diabetes: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Diana Arabiat, Mohammad Al Jabery, Mark Jenkins, Vivien Kemp, Lisa Whitehead, Gary Adams Aug 2021

Language Abilities In Children Born To Mothers Diagnosed With Diabetes: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Diana Arabiat, Mohammad Al Jabery, Mark Jenkins, Vivien Kemp, Lisa Whitehead, Gary Adams

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: This meta-analysis reviewed and synthesized the available evidence on the association between intrauterine exposure to maternal diabetes and language abilities in children. Method: MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global, and Google Scholar databases were searched through December 2020. Studies were systematically searched, and effect sizes were calculated using random effects models. Results: Twelve studies were identified for inclusion in this review, however, only 10 were included in the meta-analysis. Sample size ranged from 9 to 115 participants in the diabetes group and 28 to 8192 in the control and aged around 3 years. The pooled results of …


The Knowledge, Attitudes And Beliefs Of Midwives On The Vaccination Coverage Rates In Perth’S Aboriginal Children, Rebecca Carman, Lesley Andrew, Amanda Devine Jan 2021

The Knowledge, Attitudes And Beliefs Of Midwives On The Vaccination Coverage Rates In Perth’S Aboriginal Children, Rebecca Carman, Lesley Andrew, Amanda Devine

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: Midwives are well placed to promote vaccination awareness throughout a women’s pregnancy and strengthen childhood vaccination demand following hospital discharge. In Perth, Western Australia, Aboriginal children experience some of the lowest vaccination coverage rates across the nation. To identify factors preventing greater vaccination uptake amongst the target population, a theory-based study was conducted with midwives across two Perth maternity hospitals to explore behavioural attributes, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs surrounding vaccination provision and the vaccines administered to Aboriginal children. Methods: A purpose-designed questionnaire was distributed to midwives working in two Perth public maternity hospitals. The proximal constructs of The Theory …


How Is Organisational Fit Addressed In Australian Entry Level Midwifery Job Advertisements, Dianne Bloxsome, Courtney Glass, Sara Bayes Jan 2021

How Is Organisational Fit Addressed In Australian Entry Level Midwifery Job Advertisements, Dianne Bloxsome, Courtney Glass, Sara Bayes

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: Midwifery job retention is an ongoing global issue. Prior research has recognised that considering an individual’s attributes in relation to their work environment may assist in improving job satisfaction among midwives, leading to improved long-term job retention in the midwifery profession. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether, and how organisational fit is addressed in current entry level midwifery job advertisements within Australia. Methods: Midwifery jobs were searched for within 12 search engines, using the search term ‘midwife’, including Seek.com, Indeed.com, government employment websites for all Australian states and territories, and private health organisation websites. Data were …


Development Of A Breech-Specific Integrated Care Pathway For Pregnant Women: Protocol For A Mixed Methods Study, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin Jan 2021

Development Of A Breech-Specific Integrated Care Pathway For Pregnant Women: Protocol For A Mixed Methods Study, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: The development of an integrated care pathway with multidisciplinary input to standardize and streamline care for pregnant women experiencing breech presentation at 36 or more weeks of gestation poses several challenges because of the divisive and contentious nature of the phenomenon. Although many clinicians are interested in obtaining the skills required to safely support women desiring a vaginal breech birth, the primary trend in most health care facilities is to recommend a cesarean section. Objective: This paper aims to discuss the mixed methods approach used in a doctoral study conducted to generate new knowledge regarding women’s experiences of breech …


Exploring The Usability Of The Com-B Model And Theoretical Domains Framework (Tdf) To Define The Helpers Of And Hindrances To Evidence-Based Practice In Midwifery, Annemarie De Leo, Sara J. Bayes, Dianne Bloxsome, Janice Butt Jan 2021

Exploring The Usability Of The Com-B Model And Theoretical Domains Framework (Tdf) To Define The Helpers Of And Hindrances To Evidence-Based Practice In Midwifery, Annemarie De Leo, Sara J. Bayes, Dianne Bloxsome, Janice Butt

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background Despite the advancement of scientific research in the field of maternity care, midwives face challenges translating latest evidence into evidence-based practice (EBP) and express reticence towards leading practice change in clinical areas. This study aimed to explore midwifery leaders’ views on what factors help or hinder midwives’ efforts to translate latest evidence into everyday practice and consider them in relation to both the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation and Behaviour (COM-B) model and Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Methods This qualitative study formed part of a larger action research (AR) project that was designed to improve midwives’ EBP implementation capability. Data were …


An Early Collaborative Intervention Focusing On Parent-Infant Interaction In The Neonatal Period. A Descriptive Study Of The Developmental Framework, Charlotte Sahlén Helmer, Ulrika Birberg Thornberg, Evalotte Mörelius Jan 2021

An Early Collaborative Intervention Focusing On Parent-Infant Interaction In The Neonatal Period. A Descriptive Study Of The Developmental Framework, Charlotte Sahlén Helmer, Ulrika Birberg Thornberg, Evalotte Mörelius

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Moderate to late preterm infants are at risk of developing problems later in life. To support attachment and infants’ development, high quality parent-infant interaction is important. Parent-infant interaction is known to improve through intervention programs but since no such intervention program is addressed directly to moderate to late preterm infants, a tailor-made intervention was developed. The aim was to describe the rationale, development, framework and practical provision of a new early collaborative intervention program. This study has a descriptive design and the intervention is described using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication. During an intervention-session, the preterm infant’s cues …


Into The Breech: A Multi-National E-Delphi Study Exploring Breech Presentation And Birth Care, Sara Morris Jan 2021

Into The Breech: A Multi-National E-Delphi Study Exploring Breech Presentation And Birth Care, Sara Morris

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Aim: To establish consensus regarding care of women with a breech presenting fetus through the exploration of participants’ knowledge, experiences and opinions regarding breech presentation and care.

Design: Three round Delphi e-survey

Setting: Multi-national

Participants: A panel of fifteen midwives, four obstetricians and one academic with an interest in breech care and birth.

Methods: The initial survey comprised of open-ended questions. Answers were coded and integrated to form statements presented to participants over 3 sections in the second round due to the abundance of information collected from first round responses. Consensus was deemed reached if 70% or more of participants …


Breeching The System: An Exploration Of Women’S Experiences And Breech Care Recommendations, Sara Morris Jan 2021

Breeching The System: An Exploration Of Women’S Experiences And Breech Care Recommendations, Sara Morris

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Aim:

This presentation reports the findings of a mixed methods study exploring women’s experiences of breech birth in Western Australia (WA) and professional recommendations for breech care.

Methods:

This pragmatic study consisted of a clinical guideline review, semi-structured interviews with women who had experienced a breech birth in WA and a multi-national e-Delphi study involving professionals with knowledge and/or experience of caring for women with a breech presenting fetus. These methods were deemed the optimal way of incorporating current clinical practice guidelines, with multi-disciplinary recommendations and consumer feedback.

Findings:

The clinical guideline review revealed similarities in antenatal care structure and …


Midwives’ Strategies For Coping With Barriers To Providing Quality Maternal And Neonatal Care: A Glaserian Grounded Theory Study, Yakubu Ismaila, Sara Bayes, Sadie Geraghty Jan 2021

Midwives’ Strategies For Coping With Barriers To Providing Quality Maternal And Neonatal Care: A Glaserian Grounded Theory Study, Yakubu Ismaila, Sara Bayes, Sadie Geraghty

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background: Midwives face direct and indirect barriers in their workplaces that have negative consequences on their ability to provide quality care to women and neonates, however, they still carry on with their duties. This study aimed at investigating the coping strategies that Ghanaian midwives adopt to be able to complete their work. Methods: Glaserian Grounded theory was used in this study. Data were collected through non-participant observations and semi-structured interviews. The study participants included 29 midwives who worked in labour/birthing environments and a pharmacist, a social worker, a national Health Insurance Scheme manager and a health services manager. Findings: The …


Understanding The Barriers To Ghanaian Midwives’ Ability To Provide Quality Care: Using Classic Grounded Theory Methodology In A New Context, Yakubu Ismaila, Sara Bayes, Sadie Geraghty Jan 2021

Understanding The Barriers To Ghanaian Midwives’ Ability To Provide Quality Care: Using Classic Grounded Theory Methodology In A New Context, Yakubu Ismaila, Sara Bayes, Sadie Geraghty

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Background:

Interpretive-naturalist methodologies, including Grounded Theory are increasingly being used in health research in Ghana however, none of the studies that have used Grounded Theory in the setting has used the methodology in full.

Aim:

The main aim of this article is to describe the experiences, the strengths and limitations of using Glaserian Grounded Theory methodology to understand the barriers to Ghanaian midwives’ ability to provide quality maternal and neonatal care.

Design:

Glaserian Grounded Theory methodological principles were adhered to in this study in relation to the use of literature, participant recruitment, data collection and analysis, and theory development. Data …


Do Midwifery International Clinical Placements Influence Students' Practice And Employment Decisions?, Sadie Geraghty, Carol Davidson, Annemarie Deleo, Dianne Bloxsome Mar 2019

Do Midwifery International Clinical Placements Influence Students' Practice And Employment Decisions?, Sadie Geraghty, Carol Davidson, Annemarie Deleo, Dianne Bloxsome

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate whether an International two-week clinical maternity placement enhances, and is beneficial, to midwifery students' future practice and employment decisions during the final year of an undergraduate degree.

BACKGROUND: International placements are common in undergraduate pre-registration nursing midwifery university curricula, with the emphasis on preparing students to work with diverse women in multicultural environments whilst incorporating cultural competence. However, little is known as to whether an International placement influences future graduate's work place choice.

METHODS: Using a qualitative approach, focus groups were undertaken with 16 final year midwifery students from a University …


Factors Associated With Midwives' Job Satisfaction And Intention To Stay In The Profession: An Integrative Review, Dianne Bloxsome, Deborah Ireson, Gemma Doleman, Sara Bayes Feb 2019

Factors Associated With Midwives' Job Satisfaction And Intention To Stay In The Profession: An Integrative Review, Dianne Bloxsome, Deborah Ireson, Gemma Doleman, Sara Bayes

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To conduct an integrative review of the factors associated with why midwives stay in midwifery.

BACKGROUND: Midwifery retention and attrition are globally acknowledged as an issue. However, little is known as to why midwives stay in midwifery as the focus has previously focussed on why they leave.

DESIGN: A structured six-step integrative review approach was used, and this involved the development of a search strategy, study selection and critical appraisal, data abstraction and synthesis, interpretation of findings and recommendations for future practice.

METHODS: The review was conducted using the databases MEDLINE, CINAHL and PsychInfo. Included studies were …


Cesarean Delivery In Nigeria: Prevalence And Associated Factors -A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study, Emmanuel O. Adewuyi, Asa Auta, Vishnu Khanal, Samson J. Tapshak, Yun Zhao Jan 2019

Cesarean Delivery In Nigeria: Prevalence And Associated Factors -A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study, Emmanuel O. Adewuyi, Asa Auta, Vishnu Khanal, Samson J. Tapshak, Yun Zhao

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Objective To investigate the prevalence and factors associated with caesarean delivery in Nigeria. Design This is a secondary analysis of the nationally representative 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) data. We carried out frequency tabulation, χ2 test, simple logistic regression and multivariable binary logistic regression analyses to achieve the study objective. Setting Nigeria. Participants A total of 31 171 most recent live deliveries for women aged 15–49 years (mother–child pair) in the 5 years preceding the 2013 NDHS was included in this study. Outcome measure Caesarean mode of delivery. Results The prevalence of caesarean section (CS) was 2.1% (95% …


Home Childbirth Among Young Mothers Aged 15-24 Years In Nigeria: A National Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study, Emmanuel O. Adewuyi, Vishnu Khanal, Yun Zhao, Lungcit David, Olasunkanmi D. Bamidele, Asa Auta Jan 2019

Home Childbirth Among Young Mothers Aged 15-24 Years In Nigeria: A National Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study, Emmanuel O. Adewuyi, Vishnu Khanal, Yun Zhao, Lungcit David, Olasunkanmi D. Bamidele, Asa Auta

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Objective To estimate the prevalence and identify factors associated with home childbirth (delivery) among young mothers aged 15–24 years in Nigeria. Design A secondary analysis of cross-sectional data from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS). Setting Nigeria. Participants A total of 7543 young mothers aged 15–24 years. Outcome measure Place of delivery. Results The prevalence of home delivery among young mothers aged 15–24 years was 69.5% (95% CI 67.1% to 71.8%) in Nigeria—78.9% (95%CI 76.3% to 81.2%) in rural and 43.9% (95%CI 38.5% to 49.5%, p < 0.001) in urban Nigeria. Using the Andersen’s behavioural model, increased odds of home delivery were associated with the two environmental factors: rural residence (adjusted OR, AOR: 1.39, 95% CI 1.06 to 1.85) and regions of residence (North-East: AOR: 1.97, 95% CI 1.14 to 3.34; North-West: AOR: 2.94, 95% CI 1.80 to 4.83; and South-South: AOR: 3.81, 95% CI 2.38 to 6.06). Three of the enabling factors (lack of health insurance: AOR: 2.34, 95% CI 1.16 to 4.71; difficulty with distance to healthcare facilities: AOR: 1.48, 95% CI 1.15 to 1.88; and < 4 times antenatal attendance: AOR: 3.80, 95% CI 3.00 to 4.85) similarly increased the odds of home delivery. Lastly, six predisposing factors—lack of maternal and husband’s education, poor wealth index, Islamic religion, high parity and low frequency of listening to radio—were associated with increased odds of home delivery. Conclusions Young mothers aged 15–24 years had a higher prevalence of home delivery than the national average for all women of reproductive age in Nigeria. Priority attention is required for young mothers in poor households, rural areas, North-East, North-West and South-South regions. Faith-based interventions, a youth-oriented antenatal care package, education of girls and access to health insurance coverage are recommended to speed up the reduction of home delivery among young mothers in Nigeria.


Are Midwifery Students Adequately Prepared For Vaginal Breech Birth In Clinical Practice?, Steffne Nel, Sadie Geraghty Jan 2018

Are Midwifery Students Adequately Prepared For Vaginal Breech Birth In Clinical Practice?, Steffne Nel, Sadie Geraghty

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

While the value of the clinical skills and expertise required to enable safe vaginal breech birth remains high, midwives who possess these skills are becoming scarce. Additionally, for many midwifery students, vaginal breech birth is becoming somewhat of an elusive event, rarely experienced in clinical practice when completing their training. Not so long ago, this was a standard competency taught to and held by obstetricians and midwives alike, but for those in developed nations working within robust healthcare systems, the frequency of planned vaginal breech birth is on a downward trend, and this is reflected in midwifery educational curriculums.


Prevalence And Factors Associated With Underutilization Of Antenatal Care Services In Nigeria: A Comparative Study Of Rural And Urban Residences Based On The 2013 Nigeria Demographic And Health Survey, Emmanuel O. Adewuyi, Asa Auta, Vishnu Khanal, Olasunkanmi D. Bamidele, Cynthia P. Akuoko, Kazeem Adefemi, Samson J. Tapshak, Yun Zhao Jan 2018

Prevalence And Factors Associated With Underutilization Of Antenatal Care Services In Nigeria: A Comparative Study Of Rural And Urban Residences Based On The 2013 Nigeria Demographic And Health Survey, Emmanuel O. Adewuyi, Asa Auta, Vishnu Khanal, Olasunkanmi D. Bamidele, Cynthia P. Akuoko, Kazeem Adefemi, Samson J. Tapshak, Yun Zhao

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Introduction Antenatal care (ANC) is a major public health intervention aimed at ensuring safe pregnancy outcomes. In Nigeria, the recommended minimum of four times ANC attendance is underutilized. This study investigates the prevalence and factors associated with underutilization of ANC services with a focus on the differences between rural and urban residences in Nigeria. Methods We analyzed the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey dataset with adjustment for the sampling weight and the cluster design of the survey. The prevalence of underutilization of ANC was assessed using frequency tabulation while associated factors were examined using Chi-Square test and multivariable logistic …


“Keeping It Together, Keeping Their Heads Above Water”: Western Australian Child Health Nurses’ Understanding Of Resilience In Postpartum Mothers, Rachael O. Collins, Julie Ann Pooley, Myra F. Taylor Jan 2014

“Keeping It Together, Keeping Their Heads Above Water”: Western Australian Child Health Nurses’ Understanding Of Resilience In Postpartum Mothers, Rachael O. Collins, Julie Ann Pooley, Myra F. Taylor

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

Assessing the well-being of postpartum mothers is an important aspect of postnatal nursing care. For this reason, Child Health Nurses (CHNs) are charged with the responsibility of identifying postpartum mothers who do/not manifest resilient behavioral qualities. However, little is known about CHNs’ conceptualization of resilience or how they assess resilience in postpartum mothers. This exemplar study addressed this knowledge shortfall by conducting semi-structured interviews with eight practicing CHNs. The study’s findings reveal that although CHNs’ conceptual understanding of resilience is congruent with current theoretical thinking, some variance does exist in the ways in which CHNs assess postpartum resilience, particularly, in …