Practices to improve detection of perineal tears and women’s views and experiences of healthcare providers following sustained perineal tear

Background

Lacerations of the vagina and perineum after a vaginal delivery are common. The way perineal tears are diagnosed and repaired affects the consequences for the woman. Although the occurrence of missed perineal tears has not been studied, it seems reasonable that correct diagnosis decreases the risk of functional impairment.

Aim

The aim of the project is to systematically review practices to improve detection of perineal tears. Additionally we will review women’s views and experiences of healthcare providers following sustained perineal tear.

Ongoing Projects

Planned to be published: Quarter 1, 2021
Contact SBU: registrator@sbu.se
Registration no: SBU 2019/368

Project group

Experts

  • Maria Lindkvist, PhD, Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Umeå University
  • Margareta Persson, PhD, Department of Nursing, Umeå University
  • Eva Uustal, PhD, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University
  • Marie Vikström Bolin, PhD, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sundsvall County Hospital

From SBU

  • Naama Kenan Modén, Project Manager
  • Nathalie Peira, Assistant Project Manager
  • Caroline Jungner, Project Administrator
  • Ann Kristine Jonsson, Information Specialist
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