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Intervention Protocol

Routine vaginal examinations for assessing progress of labour to improve outcomes for women and babies at term

  1. Soo Downe1,*,
  2. Gillian ML Gyte2,
  3. Hannah G Dahlen3,
  4. Mandisa Singata4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010088


How to Cite

Downe S, Gyte GML, Dahlen HG, Singata M. Routine vaginal examinations for assessing progress of labour to improve outcomes for women and babies at term (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010088. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010088.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Central Lancashire, Research in Childbirth and Health (ReaCH) unit, Preston, UK

  2. 2

    The University of Liverpool, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK

  3. 3

    University of Western Sydney, Family and Community Health Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Penrith Routh DC, NSW, Australia

  4. 4

    University of the Witwatersrand/University of Fort Hare/East London Hospital complex, Effective Care Research Unit, East London, South Africa

*Soo Downe, Research in Childbirth and Health (ReaCH) unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK. sdowne@uclan.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To compare the effectiveness, acceptability and consequences of digital vaginal examination/s (with or without a partogram) with other strategies to assess progress during labour at term.