Comparison of effects of digital vaginal examination with transperineal ultrasound during labor on pain and anxiety levels: a randomized controlled trial


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Seval M. M. , Yuce T., KALAFAT E., DUMAN B., Aker S. S. , KUMBASAR H., ...More

ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, vol.48, no.6, pp.695-700, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/uog.15994
  • Title of Journal : ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.695-700
  • Keywords: anxiety, digital examination, labor, obstetric, pain, transperineal ultrasound, CERVICAL DILATATION, VARIABILITY, ACCURACY, PERIOD

Abstract

Objective To evaluate whether routine vaginal examination during labor is associated with increased levels of anxiety and pain compared with transperineal ultrasound assessment.