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Article: International survey on fear and childbirth experience in pregnancy and the postpartum period during the COVID-19 pandemic: study protocol

TitleInternational survey on fear and childbirth experience in pregnancy and the postpartum period during the COVID-19 pandemic: study protocol
Authors
Issue Date2021
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group: BMJ Open. The Journal's web site is located at http://bmjopen.bmj.com
Citation
BMJ Open, 2021, v. 11 n. 8, p. article no. e050132 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions around the world. Adding to the existing stress surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, the threat of infection and social isolation policies may negatively impact pregnant women and new mothers. Literature on the effect of COVID-19 on fear during pregnancy and childbirth experience is limited. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the global population, it is important to understand how it has impacted pregnant women and new mothers’ experiences worldwide to inform perinatal care and interventions. Methods and analysis This multicountry study involving China and Canada targets to recruit 1000 pregnant women and new mothers who gave birth since 2020 in each participating country. Participants will be recruited online in the local language through mothers’ groups, antenatal and postnatal clinics and hospital wards. All questionnaires will be completed online. Participants’ level of fear, depression and childbirth experience will be assessed along with other sociodemographic, medical and COVID-related measures. Regression models will be used to compare the outcomes among the participating countries. Ethics and dissemination The study has been reviewed and approved by the institutional review boards of the participating countries. Findings will be disseminated in peer-reviewed journals and academic conferences. Results from this study may guide the formulation of future health guidelines and policies in the face of a pandemic.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/301736
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2020 Impact Factor: 2.692
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.132
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dc.contributor.authorLok, KYW-
dc.contributor.authorKo, RWT-
dc.contributor.authorFan, HSL-
dc.contributor.authorWong, JYH-
dc.contributor.authorChoi, EPH-
dc.contributor.authorShek, NWM-
dc.contributor.authorNgan, HYS-
dc.contributor.authorTarrant, M-
dc.contributor.authorLi, J-
dc.contributor.authorHuang, YY-
dc.contributor.authorOuyang, YQ-
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYT-
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-09T03:43:29Z-
dc.date.available2021-08-09T03:43:29Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Open, 2021, v. 11 n. 8, p. article no. e050132-
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/301736-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions around the world. Adding to the existing stress surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, the threat of infection and social isolation policies may negatively impact pregnant women and new mothers. Literature on the effect of COVID-19 on fear during pregnancy and childbirth experience is limited. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the global population, it is important to understand how it has impacted pregnant women and new mothers’ experiences worldwide to inform perinatal care and interventions. Methods and analysis This multicountry study involving China and Canada targets to recruit 1000 pregnant women and new mothers who gave birth since 2020 in each participating country. Participants will be recruited online in the local language through mothers’ groups, antenatal and postnatal clinics and hospital wards. All questionnaires will be completed online. Participants’ level of fear, depression and childbirth experience will be assessed along with other sociodemographic, medical and COVID-related measures. Regression models will be used to compare the outcomes among the participating countries. Ethics and dissemination The study has been reviewed and approved by the institutional review boards of the participating countries. Findings will be disseminated in peer-reviewed journals and academic conferences. Results from this study may guide the formulation of future health guidelines and policies in the face of a pandemic.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group: BMJ Open. The Journal's web site is located at http://bmjopen.bmj.com-
dc.relation.ispartofBMJ Open-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titleInternational survey on fear and childbirth experience in pregnancy and the postpartum period during the COVID-19 pandemic: study protocol-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLok, KYW: krislok@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailKo, RWT: rwtko@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFan, HSL: fslheidi@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, JYH: janetyh@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChoi, EPH: ephchoi@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailNgan, HYS: hysngan@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTarrant, M: tarrantm@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hk-
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050132-
dc.identifier.pmid34344684-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC8338316-
dc.identifier.hkuros324154-
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue8-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. e050132-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. e050132-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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