Dowding, DW, Cheyne, HL and Hundley, V (2011) Complex interventions in midwifery care: Reflections on the design and evaluation of an algorithm for the diagnosis of labour. Midwifery, 27 (5). 654 - 659. ISSN 0266-6138
Randomised controlled trials are the 'gold standard' for evaluating the effectiveness of interventions in health-care settings. However, in midwifery care, many interventions are 'complex', comprising a number of different elements which may have an effect on the impact of the intervention in health-care settings. In this paper we reflect on our experience of designing and evaluating a complex intervention (a decision tool to assist with the diagnosis of labour in midwifery care), examining some of the issues that our study raises for future research in complex interventions.
|Keywords:||Complex interventions; cluster randomised controlled trial; decision tool|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > School of Healthcare (Leeds) > Nursing Adult (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Publications|
|Date Deposited:||26 May 2011 14:36|
|Last Modified:||13 Oct 2016 07:54|