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dc.contributor.authorPhat Prapawichar
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T06:06:56Z
dc.date.available2017-01-09T06:06:56Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationABAC Journal 36, 1 (January - June 2016), 100-107en_US
dc.identifier.issn0858-0855
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/18848
dc.description.abstractEpisiotomy is widely performed as a 'routine' procedure during childbirth. The potential benefits for the use of the episiotomy include the prevention of severe perineal lacerations and pelvic floor relaxation. Evidently, episiotomy procedure may increase the likelihood of severe perineal pain, healing outcomes, and third or fourth degree tears. In spite of all these factors this procedure still remains a clinical practice and as part of normal delivery. The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of episiotomy and perineal outcomes after normal delivery. This cross-sectional study was conducted using a self-administered survey and chart review in two government hospitals located in Bangkok, Thailand. Anonymous patient's data of 400 women was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results revealed 80% of women received episiotomy. 2.2% of women who had episiotomy experienced a severe perineal laceration, compared to those who delivered without episiotomy. Perineal pain appears to be highest (90.94%) in women who had episiotomy than those who had spontaneous delivery without episiotomy (70%). Therefore, restrictive use of this procedure should be recommended to reduce complications and increase comfort for women after delivery.en_US
dc.format.extent8 pagesen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherAssumption University Pressen_US
dc.rightsThis work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subjectBirth interventions
dc.subjectEpisiotomy
dc.subjectPerineal
dc.subjectDelivery
dc.subjectVaginal birth
dc.subject.otherABAC Journal
dc.subject.otherABAC Journal -- 2016
dc.titleA clinical study of the rate of episiotomy and perineal outcomes after deliveryen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderAssumption Universityen_US
mods.genreJournal Articleen_US
au.link.externalLink[Full Text](http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/abacjournal/article/view/2299/1593)


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