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Fetal monitoring: psychologic consequences and management recommendations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  904817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The psychologic consequences of fetal monitoring were investigated by means of structured interviews with 35 postpartum women. Both beneficial and detrimental effects associated with the use of fetal monitors were identified. Personality characteristics and past experiences with pregnancy and labor were found to be factors shaping the manner in which the monitor was experienced. Areas of prepartum and intrapartum care indentified in which the potential for maximizing the beneficial aspects of monitoring and reducing the detrimental ones exist. Specific management recommendations are given.
M N Starkman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  500-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Monitoring / psychology*
Interpersonal Relations
Labor, Obstetric

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