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dc.contributor.authorSteen, Mary*
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T13:02:17Z
dc.date.available2009-02-16T13:02:17Z
dc.date.issued2009-02-16T13:02:17Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/49213
dc.descriptionThe website links to a report and a powerpoint presentation on the study.
dc.description.abstractTo evaluate the effectiveness of a a new cooling device (gel pad) with a standard regimen (ice pack) and compare these with a no localised treatment regimen (control). Design: A randomised controlled trial initially based in hospital and then continued in the community. Setting: A Midwifery Unit in the North of England and then in women's own homes. Participants: 450 women who had undergone either a normal or an instrumental delivery that required suturing of an episiotomy or second degree tear. Key Conclusions: This clinical trial confirms earlier findings in a previous study and provides evidence that the use of a specifically designed cooling gel pad is a safe and effective localised method to alleviate perineal trauma without any adverse effects on healing.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFlorri-Femeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.florri-feme.co.uk/medical.phpen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.glorri-feme.co.uken
dc.subjectperineal truamaen
dc.subjectFeme paden
dc.subjectgel paden
dc.titleAPT studyen
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
html.description.abstractTo evaluate the effectiveness of a a new cooling device (gel pad) with a standard regimen (ice pack) and compare these with a no localised treatment regimen (control). Design: A randomised controlled trial initially based in hospital and then continued in the community. Setting: A Midwifery Unit in the North of England and then in women's own homes. Participants: 450 women who had undergone either a normal or an instrumental delivery that required suturing of an episiotomy or second degree tear. Key Conclusions: This clinical trial confirms earlier findings in a previous study and provides evidence that the use of a specifically designed cooling gel pad is a safe and effective localised method to alleviate perineal trauma without any adverse effects on healing.


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