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Complex interventions in midwifery care: Reflections on the design and evaluation of an algorithm for the diagnosis of labour

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

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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: 10 Nov 2015 11:16
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2009.11.001
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.midw.2009.11.001
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43007

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