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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151852
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Childbirth Expectations and Experience among Chinese Women
Abstract:
Childbirth Expectations and Experience among Chinese Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Ip, Wan
P.I. Institution Name:Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between childbirth expectations and childbirth experience among Chinese primigravida women in Hong Kong. Design: A pre and post test design was employed for this study. Sample: A convenience sample of Chinese primigravida women during their third trimester of pregnancy were invited to participate into the study. Other criteria for recruitment included having unanticipated complications of pregnancy and be able to speak and read Cantonese. Setting: The study was conducted in the obstetric unit of one of the major public hospitals in Hong Kong. The annual delivery rate of the hospital at the time of study in 1999 was around 1300. Methods: Approval to conduct the study was obtained from the Research Ethics Committee of the University and the public hospital. Prior to data collection, both Childbirth Expectations Questionnaire (CEQ) and Childbirth Perception Questionnaire (CPQ) were translated into Chinese and pilot-tested to establish the validity. Midwives working in the obstetric unit were briefed on the purpose of the study. All the eligible women were asked to sign a consent form before completing the CEQ during their antenatal visit. Within the 48hours after birth, the women were asked again to evaluate their childbirth experience by completing the CPQ in a postnatal ward. All the items of CPQ were the same as that of CEQ, except the tense of the verb had been changed from future to past tense. Findings: There were 75 women completing both questionnaires. Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test did not demonstrate any significant differences between the total and subscales scores of CEQ and CPQ at the level of significance p<0.01. The total score of CEQ (r=0.41, P<0.001) and its subscales scores on pain coping ability (r=0.43, p<0.001) and partner's support (r=0.42, p<0.001) were positively correlated with that of CPQ. There were no significant relationships were found between the CEQ and CPQ in the subscales scores of nursing support and medical intervention. Conclusions: With the limitations of the methodology, this study findings demonstrated the positive relationships between the Chinese women expectations towards childbirth and the experience they would perceive, particularly regarding the self pain coping ability and partner's support. Implications: The implications of the findings will be discussed.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChildbirth Expectations and Experience among Chinese Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151852-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Childbirth Expectations and Experience among Chinese Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ip, Wan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chinese University of Hong Kong</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ip2013@cuhk.edu.hk</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between childbirth expectations and childbirth experience among Chinese primigravida women in Hong Kong. Design: A pre and post test design was employed for this study. Sample: A convenience sample of Chinese primigravida women during their third trimester of pregnancy were invited to participate into the study. Other criteria for recruitment included having unanticipated complications of pregnancy and be able to speak and read Cantonese. Setting: The study was conducted in the obstetric unit of one of the major public hospitals in Hong Kong. The annual delivery rate of the hospital at the time of study in 1999 was around 1300. Methods: Approval to conduct the study was obtained from the Research Ethics Committee of the University and the public hospital. Prior to data collection, both Childbirth Expectations Questionnaire (CEQ) and Childbirth Perception Questionnaire (CPQ) were translated into Chinese and pilot-tested to establish the validity. Midwives working in the obstetric unit were briefed on the purpose of the study. All the eligible women were asked to sign a consent form before completing the CEQ during their antenatal visit. Within the 48hours after birth, the women were asked again to evaluate their childbirth experience by completing the CPQ in a postnatal ward. All the items of CPQ were the same as that of CEQ, except the tense of the verb had been changed from future to past tense. Findings: There were 75 women completing both questionnaires. Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test did not demonstrate any significant differences between the total and subscales scores of CEQ and CPQ at the level of significance p&lt;0.01. The total score of CEQ (r=0.41, P&lt;0.001) and its subscales scores on pain coping ability (r=0.43, p&lt;0.001) and partner's support (r=0.42, p&lt;0.001) were positively correlated with that of CPQ. There were no significant relationships were found between the CEQ and CPQ in the subscales scores of nursing support and medical intervention. Conclusions: With the limitations of the methodology, this study findings demonstrated the positive relationships between the Chinese women expectations towards childbirth and the experience they would perceive, particularly regarding the self pain coping ability and partner's support. Implications: The implications of the findings will be discussed.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:15:51Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:15:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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