The Physical Effects of Pain Catastrophizing in Labor

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2009 by Oregon Health and Science University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Information provided by:
Oregon Health and Science University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01012466
First received: November 12, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2009
History: No changes posted

November 12, 2009
November 12, 2009
June 2009
May 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Relationship between pain catastrophizing and abnormal labor (deviation of progress in labor from norms) [ Time Frame: Immediate postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Relationship between pain catastrophizing and reported pain in labor [ Time Frame: 1 day postpartum and 4-8 weeks postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Relationship between pain catastrophizing and satisfaction with birth experience and care [ Time Frame: 1 day postpartum and 4-8 weeks postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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The Physical Effects of Pain Catastrophizing in Labor
The Physical Effects of Pain Catastrophizing on Normal Labor

The purpose of this study is to find out if negative thoughts have an effect on pain experienced during labor and how labor progresses. Other studies have shown that women who experience intense pain in the earliest stages of labor have a higher risk of complications. The investigators want to know if negative thoughts can predict this outcome.

Subjects will complete questionnaires at three timepoints: during the prenatal period, within 24-48 hours of giving birth, and 4-8 weeks postpartum. The questionnaires will measure pain catastrophizing, depression, maternal support, support and control in birth, and childbirth satisfaction. Chart review following delivery will record data such as length of labor, medication used, need for augmentation or surgical delivery, complications.

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

Nulliparous women attending the prenatal clinic at Oregon Health & Science University

Pregnancy
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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
140
June 2010
May 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 20 weeks of pregnancy
  • Nulliparous
  • Singleton pregnancy
  • Low risk pregnancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primiparous and multiparous women
  • Women who request cesarean delivery
  • Women who are pregnant with twins
  • Women who plan induction
  • Women who deliver before 37 weeks
  • Women enrolled in the "Centering Pregnancy" program at the Family Birth Center
  • High risk pregnancies
  • Severe mental illness that impairs cognition or function
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Women who do not speak English or Spanish
Female
18 Years to 45 Years
Yes
Contact: Katherine Volpe 530-519-3891 volpek@ohsu.edu
Contact: Katherine Parker, MSN 503-494-5224 parkerk@ohsu.edu
United States
 
NCT01012466
5203, 5K12HD04348807
No
Beth Darnall, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon Health and Science University
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Principal Investigator: Beth Darnall, PhD Oregon Health and Science University
Oregon Health and Science University
November 2009

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