Birth ball for pregnant women in labour - a multi-centre randomised controlled trial
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摘要Background: Evidence of effectiveness of birth ball from large and scientifically rigorous RCT during labour is lacking to guide clinical practice.

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of birth ball use by women in labour.
Study design and method: This is a multi-centre, two-arm, stratified block-randomised controlled trial. Women with low-risk singleton pregnancy at term admitted for labour and vaginal birth in three Hong Kong public hospitals are invited to join this study. The intervention group receives instructions on birth ball exercises by midwives while control group subjects simply receive usual midwifery care.

Outcome measures: Outcome measures include 1) pain intensity by visual analogue scale (VAS), 2) pain relief satisfaction, 3) sense of control in labour, 4) childbirth experience satisfaction, 5) mother-baby interactions, 6) mode of delivery and 7) adverse delivery outcome.

Preliminary result: 76 subjects have been recruited between March and May 2016, of which 37 and 39 subjects were allocated to intervention and control group respectively. Intention-to-treat analysis was adopted. Intervention group subjects had shorter duration of first (p = 0.028) and second stage (p = 0.031) of labour. There were no statistically significant differences in pain intensity on admission, satisfaction in pain relief, childbirth experience; and sense of control in labour between two groups.

Conclusion: Subjects in the intervention group had shorter duration of first and second stage of labour. No statistically significant differences were recorded in other outcome measures. This is likely due to small sample size and a lot of missing data.
出版社接受日期04.11.2016
著者Pui Shan May YEUNG, Katrina TSANG, Hon Kei Benjamin YIP, Wing Hung TAM, Wan Yim IP, Wai Lei Florence HAU, Kit Wah WONG, Judy NG, Sau Ha LIU
會議名稱International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences; “Celebrating mother and Child health”
會議開始日04.11.2016
會議完結日06.11.2016
會議地點Thimphu
會議國家/地區不丹
出版年份2016
月份11
日期4
語言英式英語
關鍵詞birth ball, non-pharmacological, pain relief, pregnant women, RCT

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