Sahar Hassan

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BACKGROUND Vaginal examination (VE), is a frequent procedure during childbirth. It is the most accepted ways to assess progress during childbirth, but its repetition at short intervals has no value. Over years, VE continued to be plagued by a nature that implies negative feelings and experiences of women. The aim of this exploratory qualitative study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate possible changes in practices during normal childbirth by implementing interventions which reduce the frequency of: intravenous fluids; bladder catheterization; analgesia; artificial rupture of membranes; oxytocin use for augmentation; vaginal examination; episiotomy, and increase: mobility; oral intake of fluids; and initiation of(More)
Women seek to give birth in a place where they feel safe, protected and secure. However, in conflict settings, many are forced to give birth in dangerous and frightening situations, where even the most rudimentary help and protection is unavailable. This study, based on interviews with women who gave birth and midwives during the 22-day Israeli attack on(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the burden and patterns of maternal morbidity during childbirth, particularly in the Middle East Region. Investigating the patterns of maternal morbidity can be useful in guiding improvement in the quality of maternal services, and informing policy debates on women's health. OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence, types and(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic-health (e-health) provides opportunities for quality improvement of healthcare, but implementation in low and middle income countries is still limited. Our aim was to describe the implementation of a registration (case record form; CRF) for obstetric interventions and childbirth events using e-health in a prospective birth cohort study(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore attitudes to an animation-based bimanual perineum-support technique (bPST) training video, and to investigate factors affecting the acceptability of the animation as a teaching modality. METHODS A quantitative study conducted between November 1, 2014, and January 1, 2015, included obstetricians and midwives of any age and experience(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a 2 days training with experts teaching on diagnosis and repair of perineal injuries among Palestinian midwives and physicians could change their level of knowledge towards the correct diagnosis and treatment. STUDY DESIGN Multicentre observational study. SETTING Obstetric departments in 6 government Palestinian hospitals. (More)
BACKGROUND The maternal near-miss approach has been increasingly used as a tool to evaluate and improve the quality of care in maternal health. We report findings from the formative stage of a World Health Organization (WHO) funded implementation research study that was undertaken to collect primary data at the facility level on the prevalence,(More)
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