Title

Women’s Perceptions of Caesarean Birth: A Roy International Study

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

10-1-2011

Publisher

SAGE Publishing

Source Publication

Nursing Science Quarterly

Source ISSN

0894-3184

Abstract

The purpose of this Roy adaptation model-based multi-site international mixed method study was to examine the relations of type of caesarean birth (unplanned/planned), number of caesarean births (primary/repeat), and preparation for caesarean birth to women’s perceptions of and responses to caesarean birth. The sample included 488 women from the United States (n = 253), Finland (n = 213), and Australia (n = 22). Path analysis revealed direct effects for type of and preparation for caesarean birth on responses to caesarean birth, and an indirect effect for preparation on responses to caesarean birth through perception of birth the experience.

Comments

Nursing Science Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 4 (October 1, 2011): 352-362. DOI.

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