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Effect of Doula in Nulliparas and Multiparas (DINAM)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00755092
First Posted: September 18, 2008
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2009
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Information provided by:
Nanjing Medical University
  Purpose
Psychological care during labor is considered as an important supplemental procedure for alleviating delivering stress and pain. Although Doula has been recommending that should be given for parturients, its precise effect on nulliparous and multiparous women is still unknown. The investigators hypothesized that multiparas had experienced the process of labor, but the nulliparas were not, so Doula support would produce different effect on these two population.

Condition Intervention
Labor Pain Behavioral: Doula

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Analgesic Efficacy of Doula in Nulliparous and Multiparous Women

Further study details as provided by Nanjing Medical University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • VAS pain intensity [ Time Frame: From the beginning of regular contraction of uterus to the end of delivery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ramsey sedative scale [ Time Frame: From the beginning of regular contraction of uterus to the end of delivery ]
  • Blood levels of corticosteroid [ Time Frame: 10 min prior to Doula, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, 120 min after Doula support and at the end of the delivery ]
  • Vital signs [ Time Frame: From the beginning of regular contraction of uterus to the end of delivery ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: From the beginning of regular contraction of uterus to the end of delivery ]
  • Infant outcomes [ Time Frame: The time of delivery to 1 h after delivery ]
  • Cesarean rate [ Time Frame: During the whole period of laboring ]
  • Overall feeling of satisfaction of analgesia [ Time Frame: From the beginning of regular contraction of uterus to the end of the labor ]

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Doula for Nulliparous women
Behavioral: Doula
Doula support for nulliparous women from the beginning of regular contraction of uterus to the end of delivery
Active Comparator: 2
Doula for Multiparous women
Behavioral: Doula
Doula support for multiparous women from the beginning of regular contraction of uterus to the end of delivery

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy term parturients
  • Chinese
  • 19-45 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Organic dysfunction
  • Participants younger than 19 years or older than 45 years
  • Those who were not willing to or could not finish the whole study at any time
  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension and diabetes mellitus
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00755092


Locations
China, Jiangsu
Nanjing Medical University
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nanjing Medical University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: XiaoFeng Shen, MD Nanjing Medical University
  More Information

Responsible Party: XiaoFeng Shen, Nanjing Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00755092     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NMU-FY2008-416
NJFY-MZ08092
First Submitted: September 17, 2008
First Posted: September 18, 2008
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009

Keywords provided by Nanjing Medical University:
Doula
Psychological care
Labor analgesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Labor Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms