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Induction of Women With Fear of Labor

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2011 by Maria Jonsson, Uppsala University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maria Jonsson, Uppsala University Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 5, 2011
Last updated: August 24, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the experience of labor in parous women induced because of fear of labor and, to compare the experience of parous women induced without fear of labor. A comparison with the experience of women delivered with elective cesarean section because of fear of labor is done.

In the induced labors, the induction method is amniotomy. Between groups the experience of delivery is evaluated with a questionnaire: Wijma Delivery Expectancy Questionnaire(WEDQ-B).

Groups are also compared with regard to time from induction to delivery and rate of operative delivery.


  • there is no difference in experience of delivery
  • there is no difference in time to delivery or rate of operative deliveries

Condition Intervention
Other: WEDQ-B (questionnaire)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Planned Induction of Women With Fear of Labor and Evaluation of the Experience of Delivery

Further study details as provided by Maria Jonsson, Uppsala University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • experience of delivery [ Time Frame: Within 48 hours after delivery ]
    Experience of labor is evaluated with a questionnaire (WEDQ-B) within 48 hours

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Operative delivery [ Time Frame: within 48 hours ]
    within 48 hours from inclusion in the study

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
fear of labor
Parous women with fear of labor
Other: WEDQ-B (questionnaire)
Questionnaires are answered after delivery; within 48 hours and after five weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Parous women with cercvical status allowing amniotomy as method for induction. Parous women planned for cesarean section.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • parous
  • induction or cesarean section
  • amniotomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non proficiency in the Swedish language
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01424059

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akademiska hospital Recruiting
Uppsala, Sweden, 751 85
Contact: Maria Jonsson, M.D., Ph.D    +466110000      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Uppsala University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Maria Jonsson, M.D., Ph.D. Consultant, Uppsala University Hospital Identifier: NCT01424059     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UAS-11
Study First Received: August 5, 2011
Last Updated: August 24, 2011

Keywords provided by Maria Jonsson, Uppsala University Hospital:
cesarean section processed this record on May 25, 2017