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Living with uncertainty: A Swedish qualitative interview study of women at home on sick leave due to premature labour.

Höglund, Eva and Dykes, Anna-Karin LU (2013) In Midwifery 29(5). p.468-473
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: to highlight the experiences of pregnant women, experiencing preterm labour, being on sick leave at home and how they handled their daily life. DESIGN: qualitative, descriptive using open interviews. SETTING: 10 antenatal clinics in the south of Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: 15 pregnant women who were on sick leave for premature labour. FINDINGS: four categories were identified: how to interpret unpredictable contractions in the uterus? Having concern regarding premature labour of their child, handling the new situation and finding a balance, and from work to sick leave. KEY CONCLUSIONS: to be on sick leave for premature contractions can be compared with enduring a situation of inactivity. The woman finds herself in a stressful... (More)
OBJECTIVE: to highlight the experiences of pregnant women, experiencing preterm labour, being on sick leave at home and how they handled their daily life. DESIGN: qualitative, descriptive using open interviews. SETTING: 10 antenatal clinics in the south of Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: 15 pregnant women who were on sick leave for premature labour. FINDINGS: four categories were identified: how to interpret unpredictable contractions in the uterus? Having concern regarding premature labour of their child, handling the new situation and finding a balance, and from work to sick leave. KEY CONCLUSIONS: to be on sick leave for premature contractions can be compared with enduring a situation of inactivity. The woman finds herself in a stressful situation which she must learn to handle this and find a balance. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: it appears that supportive information offers the women in premature labour the opportunity of increased participation and responsibility which thereby positively affects her well-being. (Less)
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10.1016/j.midw.2012.03.003
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: to highlight the experiences of pregnant women, experiencing preterm labour, being on sick leave at home and how they handled their daily life. DESIGN: qualitative, descriptive using open interviews. SETTING: 10 antenatal clinics in the south of Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: 15 pregnant women who were on sick leave for premature labour. FINDINGS: four categories were identified: how to interpret unpredictable contractions in the uterus? Having concern regarding premature labour of their child, handling the new situation and finding a balance, and from work to sick leave. KEY CONCLUSIONS: to be on sick leave for premature contractions can be compared with enduring a situation of inactivity. The woman finds herself in a stressful situation which she must learn to handle this and find a balance. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: it appears that supportive information offers the women in premature labour the opportunity of increased participation and responsibility which thereby positively affects her well-being.},
  author       = {Höglund, Eva and Dykes, Anna-Karin},
  issn         = {1532-3099},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {468--473},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Midwifery},
  title        = {Living with uncertainty: A Swedish qualitative interview study of women at home on sick leave due to premature labour.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2012.03.003},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2013},
}