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The evolution of bed rest as a clinical intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15495698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bed rest as a therapy can be traced back to Hippocrates and has been used for many types of illnesses since then. It is still commonly used as an intervention in pregnancy despite known physiological and psychological side effects. Some historical and social reasons why nurses and other health care providers are slow to change practice are provided. Evidence from randomized trials is urgently needed to support or refute the use of bed rest in pregnancy.
Ann E Sprague
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2004 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-21     Completed Date:  2004-11-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  542-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Perinatal Partnership Program of Eastern & Southeastern Ontario, Ottawa.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Bed Rest*
Health Promotion / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Welfare*
Obstetric Labor, Premature / prevention & control
Obstetrical Nursing* / methods
Pregnancy Outcome
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Risk Factors
Women's Health*

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