The Effect of Delivery Mode on Inter - Couple Relationship, Sexual Function and Pelvic Floor Activity

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2009 by Sheba Medical Center.
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Sheba Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00872040
First received: March 30, 2009
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Last verified: March 2009
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March 30, 2009
March 30, 2009
October 2008
October 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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The Effect of Delivery Mode on Inter - Couple Relationship, Sexual Function and Pelvic Floor Activity
Observational Study on the Effect of Delivery Mode on Inter Personal Relationship, Sexual Function and Pelvic Floor Activity

Pregnancy and delivery have a major impact on couple's inter personal relationship. Different modes of delivery have different effect on pelvic floor function, and it is known that instrumental vaginal deliveries have the worse effect, though various common anatomical injuries have been described following vaginal delivery. Pelvic floor dysfunction has the potential to ameliorate sexual function, and the investigators hypothesis is that the impact of delivery on pelvic floor disorders following delivery will have a direct effect on sexual malfunction and interpersonal relationship. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of delivery mode of primiparous women on inter couple relationship , their sexual function and the female pelvic floor activity. The couples will be followed from the second trimester of the pregnancy by validated specific questionnaires, assessing the couple's satisfaction of their marriage, intimacy in their relationship, their sexual behavior and pelvic floor function. After delivery, the parameters of the parturition will be recorded, and the couples will be interviewed 6 months following delivery. Apart from questionnaires, sample of the participated women will be assessed by ultrasound examination of the pelvic floor.

Pregnant women in their first pregnancy and their husbands will be recruited from 14th week of gestation. The couples will be followed by validated specific questionnaires, such as Couple Satisfaction Index (CSI), Isreali Sexual Behavior Inventory (ISBI), Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI)and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ) assessing the couple's satisfaction of their marriage, intimacy in their relationship, their sexual behavior and pelvic floor function. After delivery, the parameters of the parturition will be recorded, and the couples will be interviewed 6 months following delivery. Apart from questionnaires, sample of the participated women will be assessed by ultrasound examination of the pelvic floor, demonstrating the continuity of pelvic floor muscles and their function.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Women who attend primary care antenatal clinic

Pregnancy
Other: Ultrasound assessment of pelvic floor
Sample of women will undergo ultrasound examination of their pelvic floor before and after delivery. The assessment will be performed by transperineal probe.
Other Name: Ultrasound examination of pelvic floor
Nuliparous women and their husbands
Women in their first pregnancy with their husbands
Intervention: Other: Ultrasound assessment of pelvic floor
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
300
October 2011
October 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women in their 1st pregnancy
  • Married couples in their 1st marriage

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic GIT disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic GUT disease
  • Psychiatric disease
  • Known sexual dysfunction
Both
18 Years to 45 Years
Yes
Contact: Sari Lavee, MSc dlavee@zahav.net.il
Contact: Menachem Alcalay, MD malcalay@netvison.net.il
Israel
 
NCT00872040
SHEBA-09-5177-MA-CTIL
No
Menachem Alcalay, Head - Urogynecology Service, Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Sheba Medical Center
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Study Chair: Oria Tishbi, PhD School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Sheba Medical Center
March 2009

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