Cultural factors affecting the perception of pain in childbirth
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Cultural factors affecting the perception of pain in childbirth by Barbara Cage Andersen

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Published in [Bellingham] .
Written in English


  • Childbirth.,
  • Pain.,
  • Labor (Obstetrics)

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Statementby Barbara Cage Andersen.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 103 leaves ;
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13589965M

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Cultural and Educational Influences on Pain of Childbirth Pain, childbirth, sociocultural group, edcuation, peparation for childbirth, coping style Pain Perception. A visual analogue scale was used to obtain ratings of labor pains. The scale ranged from 0 to , in which 0 was labeled. Culture is known to affect the patient's perception of pain and the nurse's inference of pain in the patient. Pain is expected in childbirth, and nurses should learn how cultures influences.   Few studies have focused specifically on perceptions of childbirth pain in culturally diverse women. Cross-cultural studies on childbirth pain are summarized in Table 1 Green , Harrison , Lee and Essoka , Morse and Park , Pathanapong , Weisenberg and Caspi In a study of three groups of Arab women, among Bedouin women there was an absence of pain Cited by:   Some other factors influencing labour pain and delivery are the parturient psychological state, mental preparation, family support, medical support, cultural background, primipara versus multipara, size and presentation of the foetus, size and anatomy of the pelvis, use of medications to augment labour (oxytocin) and duration [ 15 ].

Psychosocial factors included: number of births, presence of partner, self-evaluation of knowledge of physio-anatomical aspects of birth and the completion of a pregnancy course. Labor and delivery pain is of high intensity anl the quality of pain is most frequently characterized as smarting, cramping, exhausting, and sharp.   In other words, the social interactions you have during labor can affect your state of mind, which then affects your thoughts and emotions, which then leads to influencing how you interpret your pain. Social interactions might leave you interpreting your pain as manageable and productive, or unmanageable, scary, and threatening.   The findings were described on themes such as: Labour pain location and intensity, Labour Pain Expression, Perceptions of women on labour pain expression, Experiences related to labour pain relief measures, Experiences of women on support from family and midwives during labour pain and Women’s experience of negative attitudes of midwives.   Culture relates directly to the expression of pain. Our upbringing and social values influence how we express pain and its nature, intensity and duration.

  With the increase in global migration, nurses need to develop increased sensitivity to the influence of culture on pain perceptions and behaviors. In the provision of home health care, it is essential that nurses are sensitive to such influences in the delivery of culturally competent care in the assessment and management of both acute and.   We selected a measure of the perception of pain intensity as the pain dimension plays an important role in the birth experience and is strongly associated with the woman's perception of the birth and of her ability to cope with it (e.g., Slade et al., , Goodman et al., , Christiaens and Bracke, , Conde et al., , Oweis, ). Addressed in quite a few questionnaires, distress factors play an important role in catastrophic pain, fear of birth, and negative perception of childbirth pain. In fact, distress factors during childbirth, such as a caregiver’s disregard for the women’s rights, women’s physical and psychological needs, and behavioral constraints in. This study investigated the effects of sociocultural family of origin and educational level on the verbal ratings of pain and pain behavior during childbirth for 83 women. Coping style and extroversion were also measured. It was found that all women rated the pain of childbirth as high. Overall, women from a Middle-Eastern compared with a Western background gave higher ratings of pain and.