Gillian Gyte

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BACKGROUND Satisfaction is the one of the most frequently reported outcome measures for quality of care. Assessment of satisfaction with maternity services is crucial, and psychometrically sound measures are needed if this is to inform health practices. This paper comparatively reviews current measures of satisfaction with care during labour and birth. (More)
OBJECTIVES To assess parents' first experiences of their very preterm babies and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). DESIGN Qualitative study using semistructured interviews. PARTICIPANTS 32 mothers and 7 fathers of very preterm babies (<32 weeks gestation). SETTING Three neonatal units in tertiary care hospitals in South East England. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess parents' experiences and satisfaction with care during very preterm birth and to identify domains associated with positive and negative experiences of care. DESIGN Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews. SETTING Three neonatal units in tertiary care hospitals in South-East England. POPULATION Thirty-two mothers and(More)
BACKGROUND The admission of a very premature infant to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is often a difficult time for parents. This paper explores parents' views and experiences of the care for their very premature baby on NICU. METHODS Parents were eligible if they had a baby born before 32 weeks gestation and cared for in a NICU, and spoke(More)
OBJECTIVE (Primary) To establish the effect of antenatal group self-hypnosis for nulliparous women on intra-partum epidural use. DESIGN Multi-method randomised control trial (RCT). SETTING Three NHS Trusts. POPULATION Nulliparous women not planning elective caesarean, without medication for hypertension and without psychological illness. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND More than 150,000 pregnant women in England and Wales have their labour induced each year. Multiple pharmacological, mechanical and complementary methods are available to induce labour. OBJECTIVE To assess the relative effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of labour induction methods and, data permitting, effects in different clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a questionnaire to assess parents' experiences and satisfaction with care during very preterm birth. DESIGN Questionnaire development. SETTING Parents whose babies had been cared for at five tertiary neonatal units in England. POPULATION A total of 145 women who gave birth before 32 weeks of gestation, and 85 of their partners. (More)
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