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dc.contributor.authorTurnbull, D.-
dc.contributor.authorAdelson, P.-
dc.contributor.authorOster, C.-
dc.contributor.authorCoffey, J.-
dc.contributor.authorCoomblas, J.-
dc.contributor.authorBryce, R.-
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, C.-
dc.identifier.citationWomen and Birth, 2013; 26(3):207-212-
dc.description.abstract<h4>Background</h4>Induction of labour often begins with the application of a priming agent to soften the cervix, generally requiring women to stay in hospital overnight (inpatient priming). An alternative is outpatient priming by a midwife, where women are allowed to go home following priming. This approach has the potential to impact, either positively or negatively, on the midwives involved.<h4>Question</h4>To what extent did the introduction of outpatient priming influence midwives' work demands, work autonomy, stress and job satisfaction.<h4>Methods</h4>A before-after study (with two separate cross-sectional samples) was conducted alongside a randomized controlled trial of outpatient versus inpatient priming, conducted at two metropolitan teaching hospitals in Australia. Midwives completed a questionnaire before the introduction of outpatient priming and again approximately two years later.<h4>Findings</h4>208 midwives participated (response rates-time 1:81% (87/108); time 2:78% (121/156)). A mixed model analysis test of pre-post intervention differences found no changes in work demand, work autonomy and satisfaction. At time 2, over 80% of midwives reported that the introduction of the practice had reduced or made no difference to their work stress and workload, and 93% reported that outpatient priming had increased or had no impact on their job satisfaction. Furthermore, 97% of respondents were of the opinion that the option of outpatient priming should continue to be offered.<h4>Conclusion</h4>Results suggest that outpatient priming for induction of labour is viable from a midwifery practice perspective, although more research is needed.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityDeborah Turnbull, Pamela Adelson, Candice Oster, Judy Coffey, John Coomblas, Robert Bryce, Chris Wilkinson-
dc.publisherElsevier BV-
dc.rights© 2013 Published by Elsevier Australia (a division of Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd) on behalf of Australian College of Midwives-
dc.subjectcervical ripening-
dc.subjectjob satisfaction-
dc.subjectprofessional autonomy-
dc.titleThe impact of outpatient priming for induction of labour on midwives' work demand, work autonomy and satisfaction-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.orcidTurnbull, D. [0000-0002-7116-7073] [0000-0003-2136-1334]-
dc.identifier.orcidAdelson, P. [0000-0003-3346-1041]-
dc.identifier.orcidOster, C. [0000-0002-8214-3704]-
dc.identifier.orcidWilkinson, C. [0000-0003-1438-0422]-
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