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|Title:||Pregnant women and health professional's perceptions of complementary alternative medicine, and participation in a randomised controlled trial of acupressure for labour onset||Authors:||Mollart, Lyndall ;Adams, J.;Foureur, M.||Affliation:||Central Coast Local Health District
|Issue Date:||Aug-2016||Source:||24:167-73||Journal title:||Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice||Department:||Nursing & Midwifery Directorate||Abstract:||Feasibility randomised controlled trials of complementary medicine are important to evaluate acceptability and practicality. This study examined participants' and health professionals' perceptions of CAM and participation in a feasibility RCT of acupressure for labour onset. METHODS: A qualitative study incorporated within an RCT. Data were collected from postnatal women via questionnaires and health professionals via focus groups. RESULTS: Four themes emerged from the women's views: "Using CAM to start labour", "Feeling empowered through action", "Desiring randomisation to acupressure group", and "Welcoming the opportunity to assist in research". Five themes emerged from the health professionals' views: "Personal awareness and attitudes towards CAM"; "Supporting and empowering women"; "Complements the wellness model of pregnancy and childbirth"; "Need for evidenced based practice"; and "Randomisation 'doing it on the sly'". CONCLUSIONS: Themes from the groups were similar. The study protocol will be refined with a placebo group to improve equipoise with a powered RCT planned.||URI:||https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/1028||DOI:||10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.06.007||Pubmed:||https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27502818||ISSN:||1744-3881||Publicaton type:||Journal Article||Keywords:||Complementary Therapies
|Study or Trial:||Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial/Controlled Clinical Trial|
|Appears in Collections:||Obstetrics / Paediatrics|
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