Priscilla Nodine is currently a nursemidwife at the Denver Birth Center, Denver, Colorado. She received a BS degree in 1977 from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, a BSN degree in 1982 from St. Louis University, and an MS degree in May 1986 from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is a member of ACNM, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Childbirth and Parenting Association of Colorado.
FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PERINEAL OUTCOME DURING CHILDBIRTH
Article first published online: 28 JAN 2011
1987 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 32, Issue 3, pages 123–130, May-June 1987
How to Cite
Nodine, P. M. and Roberts, J. (1987), FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PERINEAL OUTCOME DURING CHILDBIRTH. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 32: 123–130. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(87)90079-6
- Issue published online: 28 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 28 JAN 2011
This research used a retrospective, relation-searching design to examine the association between factors related to maternal condition, obstetrical practices, and perineal outcome. The sample included nurse-midwifery clients who delivered term infants in the occiput anterior position within an 18-month period (n = 275). Data were obtained from the clinical records. Chi square analysis was used to examine the association among factors. Those factors found to be significantly associated with perineal outcome during childbirth were parity, analgesia use, anesthesia use, maternal position at delivery, and infant weight. Analgesia and anesthesia use and maternal position were further analyzed, controlling for other variables. The implications of these findings to nurse-midwifery practice and the needs for future research are discussed.