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Title: Complex interventions in midwifery care: Reflections on the design and evaluation of an algorithm for the diagnosis of labour
Authors: Dowding, Dawn
Cheyne, Helen
Hundley, Vanora
Contact Email: h.l.cheyne@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Complex interventions
Cluster randomised controlled trial
Decision tool
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Dowding D, Cheyne H & 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), pp. 654-659.
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.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/2830
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2009.11.001
Rights: Published in Midwifery by Elsevier
Affiliation: University of York
NMAHP Research
University of Stirling

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