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dc.contributor.authorLukasse, Mirjam
dc.contributor.authorSchei, Berit
dc.contributor.authorRyding, Elsa Lena
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-07T09:34:50Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-07T09:34:50Zen
dc.date.issued2014-10en
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationSex Reprod Healthc. 2014, 5 (3):99-106en
dc.identifier.issn1877-5764en
dc.identifier.pmid25200969en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.srhc.2014.06.007en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/552369en
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink at the bottom of the pageen
dc.description.abstractThis study set out to compare the prevalence, content and associated factors of fear of childbirth in six European countries.
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional study of 6870 pregnant women attending routine antenatal care in Belgium, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia, Norway and Sweden (Bidens).
dc.description.abstractSevere fear of childbirth, defined as a Wijma Delivery Expectancy Questionnaire score of ≥85.
dc.description.abstractEleven percent of all women reported severe fear of childbirth, 11.4% among primiparous and 11.0% among multiparous women. There were significant differences between the countries for prevalence of severe fear of childbirth, varying from 4.5% in Belgium to 15.6% in Estonia for primiparous women and from 7.6% in Iceland to 15.2% in Sweden for multiparous women. After adjusting for age, education and gestational age, only primiparous women from Belgium had significantly less fear of childbirth, AOR 0.35 (0.19-0.52) compared to Norway (largest participating group). Exploratory factor analyses revealed significant differences between the countries for the six factors extracted.
dc.description.abstractFOC appears to be an international phenomenon, existing with similar proportions in the participating European countries, except for primiparous women in Belgium who in our study reported significantly less severe fear of childbirth. Our study suggests that the content of fear of childbirth may differ between countries.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Irelanden
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2014.06.007en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ac.els-cdn.com/S1877575614000342/1-s2.0-S1877575614000342-main.pdf?_tid=1280c4a0-f49b-11e4-b47a-00000aab0f6b&acdnat=1430990939_5b196acdefaa380dcb7502b75198bd28en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwivesen
dc.subjectFæðingen
dc.subjectÓttien
dc.subject.meshParturitionen
dc.subject.meshFearen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshEuropeen
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen
dc.titlePrevalence and associated factors of fear of childbirth in six European countries.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOslo & Akershus Univ Coll Appl Sci, Dept Hlth Nutr & Management, Oslo, Norway Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Publ Hlth & Gen Practice, N-7034 Trondheim, Norway St Olavs Univ Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Trondheim, Norway Univ Hosp, Karolinska Inst, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, Div Obstet & Gynecol, Stockholm, Swedenen
dc.identifier.journalSexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwivesen
dc.rights.accessNational Consortium - Landsaðganguren
html.description.abstractThis study set out to compare the prevalence, content and associated factors of fear of childbirth in six European countries.
html.description.abstractA cross-sectional study of 6870 pregnant women attending routine antenatal care in Belgium, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia, Norway and Sweden (Bidens).
html.description.abstractSevere fear of childbirth, defined as a Wijma Delivery Expectancy Questionnaire score of ≥85.
html.description.abstractEleven percent of all women reported severe fear of childbirth, 11.4% among primiparous and 11.0% among multiparous women. There were significant differences between the countries for prevalence of severe fear of childbirth, varying from 4.5% in Belgium to 15.6% in Estonia for primiparous women and from 7.6% in Iceland to 15.2% in Sweden for multiparous women. After adjusting for age, education and gestational age, only primiparous women from Belgium had significantly less fear of childbirth, AOR 0.35 (0.19-0.52) compared to Norway (largest participating group). Exploratory factor analyses revealed significant differences between the countries for the six factors extracted.
html.description.abstractFOC appears to be an international phenomenon, existing with similar proportions in the participating European countries, except for primiparous women in Belgium who in our study reported significantly less severe fear of childbirth. Our study suggests that the content of fear of childbirth may differ between countries.


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