The effect of a birthplace decision support tool on women’s decision-making and information gathering behaviours during pregnancy: mybirthplace study protocol.

Wiggins, D., Hundley, V., Wilkins, C., Bond, C. and Walton, G., 2018. The effect of a birthplace decision support tool on women’s decision-making and information gathering behaviours during pregnancy: mybirthplace study protocol. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics, 25 (1), 1 -6.

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DOI: 10.14236/jhi.v25i1.945

Abstract

Background The Maternity Review for England highlighted the need for more accessible information to support decisions. This study assesses the effect of a decision support tool (DST) on women’s decision-making regarding birthplace. Methods A mixed method sequential exploratory design involving three phases and 169 women from a large UK maternity hospital. Phase one: A questionnaire survey pre and post-access to the DST examining knowledge level and stages of decision-making scale. Phase 2: Follow-up questionnaire at 28 weeks to enable the usefulness of Mybirthplace to be evaluated. Phase 3: Qualitative interviews with 10 purposely chosen women at 36 weeks gestation. Collection of data on actual birthplace. Discussion This study is the first to assess the effect of a DST in supporting women’s choice of place of birth.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2058-4555
Uncontrolled Keywords:Decision support tool; Mybirthplace; decision making; choice; birthplace; mixed methods
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:30518
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:27 Mar 2018 09:48
Last Modified:27 Mar 2018 09:48

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