Mode of birth and postnatal health- related quality of life after one previous cesarean in three European countries

Maaike Fobelets, Katrien Beeckamn, Ronald Buyl, Deirdre Daly, Marlene . Sinclair, Patricia Healy, Susanne Grylka-Bawschlin, Jane Nicoletti, Mechthild Gross, Sandra Morano, Koen Putman

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Background: How a woman gives birth can affect her health- related quality of life (HRQoL). This study explored HRQoL at 3 months postpartum in women with a history of one previous cesarean in three European countries. Methods: A prospective longitudinal survey, embedded within a cluster randomized trial in three countries, exploring women’s postnatal HRQoL up to 3 months postpartum. The Short- Form Six- Dimensions (SF- 6D) was used to measure HRQoL, and multivariate analyses were used to examine the relationship with mode of birth. Results: Complete data were available from 880 women. Women with a spontaneous vaginal birth had the highest HRQoL scores, whereas women with an emergency repeat cesarean (P = .01) had the lowest. Postnatal readmission of the mother (P = .03), having public health insurance (P = .04) and a low antenatal HRQoL score (P <.01), contributes to poorer HRQoL scores. More specifically, women with a spontaneous vaginal birth had significantly higher HRQoL scores on the vitality dimension compared with women with an emergency repeat cesarean (P = .04). Conclusions: In women with low- risk factors, repeat cesareans result in a poorer HRQoL compared with vaginal birth. When there are no contraindications for vaginal birth, women with a history of one previous cesarean should be encouraged to give birth vaginally rather than have an elective repeat cesarean.
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Pages1-12
JournalBIRTH Issues in Perintal Care
Volume00
Early online date5 Dec 2017
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Quality of Life
Parturition
Postpartum Period
Emergencies
Health Insurance
Longitudinal Studies
Multivariate Analysis
Public Health
Mothers

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  • Europe (MeSH)
  • obstetric (MeSH)
  • perinatal care (MeSH)
  • pregnancy (MeSH)
  • quality of Life (MeSH)

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Fobelets, Maaike ; Beeckamn, Katrien ; Buyl, Ronald ; Daly, Deirdre ; Sinclair, Marlene . ; Healy, Patricia ; Grylka-Bawschlin, Susanne ; Nicoletti, Jane ; Gross, Mechthild ; Morano, Sandra ; Putman, Koen. / Mode of birth and postnatal health- related quality of life after one previous cesarean in three European countries. In: BIRTH Issues in Perintal Care. 2017 ; Vol. 00. pp. 1-12.
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Maternal Health- Related Quality of Life and Its Predicting Factors in the Postpartum Period in Iran. Scientifica. 2016;2016:7. 23. Brooks R. EuroQol: the current state of play. Health Policy. 1996;37:53‐72. 24. Mogos MF, August EM, Salinas-Miranda AA, Sultan DH, Salihu HM. A Systematic Review of Quality of Life Measures in Pregnant and Postpartum Mothers. Appl Res Qual Life. 2013;8:219‐250. 25. Petrou S, Morrell J, Spiby H. Assessing the empirical validity of alternative multi- attribute utility measures in the maternity context. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2009;7:40. 26. Ware JESK, Kosinski M, Gandek B. The SF-36(R) Health Survey: Manual & Interpretation Guide. Lincoln, RI: Quality Metric; 1993. 27. Apolone G, Mosconi P. The Italian SF- 36 Health Survey: translation, validation and norming. J Clin Epidemiol. 1998;51:1025‐1036. 28. Blake C, Codd MB, O’Meara YM. The Short Form 36 (SF- 36) Health Survey: normative data for the Irish population. Ir J Med Sci. 2000;169:195‐200. 29. 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Fobelets, M, Beeckamn, K, Buyl, R, Daly, D, Sinclair, M, Healy, P, Grylka-Bawschlin, S, Nicoletti, J, Gross, M, Morano, S & Putman, K 2017, 'Mode of birth and postnatal health- related quality of life after one previous cesarean in three European countries', BIRTH Issues in Perintal Care, vol. 00, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12324

Mode of birth and postnatal health- related quality of life after one previous cesarean in three European countries. / Fobelets, Maaike; Beeckamn, Katrien; Buyl, Ronald; Daly, Deirdre; Sinclair, Marlene .; Healy, Patricia; Grylka-Bawschlin, Susanne; Nicoletti, Jane; Gross, Mechthild; Morano, Sandra; Putman, Koen.

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Mode of delivery and long- term health- related quality- of- life outcomes: a prospective population- based study. Birth. 2017;44:110‐119. 8. Jansen AJ, Duvekot JJ, Hop WC, et al. New insights into fatigue and health- related quality of life after delivery. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2007;86:579‐584. 9. Jansen AJ, Essink-Bot ML, Duvekot JJ, van Rhenen DJ. Psychometric evaluation of health- related quality of life measures in women after different types of delivery. J Psychosom Res. 2007;63:275‐281. 10. Torkan B, Parsay S, Lamyian M, Kazemnejad A, Montazeri A. Postnatal quality of life in women after normal vaginal delivery and caesarean section. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2009;9:4. 11. Hoedjes M, Berks D, Vogel I, et al. Poor health- related quality of life after severe preeclampsia. Birth. 2011;38:246‐255. 12. Prick BW, Bijlenga D, Jansen AJ, et al. Determinants of health- related quality of life in the postpartum period after obstetric complications. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2015;185:88‐95. 13. Lobel M, DeLuca RS. Psychosocial sequelae of cesarean delivery: review and analysis of their causes and implications. Soc Sci Med. 2007;64:2272‐2284. 14. EURO-PERISTAT Project with SCPE and EUROCAT. European Perinatal Health Report. The health and care of pregnant women and babies in Europe in 2010. 2013. www.europeristat.com. Accessed June 14, 2016. 15. Petrou S, Henderson J, Glazener C. Economic aspects of caesarean section and alternative modes of delivery. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2001;15:145‐163. 16. OptiBIRTH. The OptiBIRTH project. www.optibirth.eu. Accessed January 14, 2014. 17. Brazier J, Roberts J, Deverill M. The estimation of a preference- based measure of health from the SF- 36. J Health Econ. 2002;21:271‐292. 18. Clarke M, Savage G, Smith V, et al. Improving the organisation of maternal health service delivery and optimising childbirth by increasing vaginal birth after caesarean section through enhanced women- centred care (OptiBIRTH trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN10612254). Trials. 2015;16:542. 19. Chen YC, Chie WC, Kuo SC, Lin YH, Lin SJ, Chen PC. The association between infant feeding pattern and mother’s quality of life in Taiwan. Qual Life Res. 2007;16:1281‐1288. 20. Emmanuel EN, Sun J. Health related quality of life across the perinatal period among Australian women. J Clin Nurs. 2014;23:1611‐1619. 21. Bijlenga D, Boers KE, Birnie E, et al. Maternal health- related quality of life after induction of labor or expectant monitoring in pregnancy complicated by intrauterine growth retardation beyond 36 weeks. Qual Life Res. 2011;20:1427‐1436. 22. Rezaei NAA, Zargousi R, Sadoughi Z, Tavalaee Z, Rezayati M. Maternal Health- Related Quality of Life and Its Predicting Factors in the Postpartum Period in Iran. Scientifica. 2016;2016:7. 23. Brooks R. EuroQol: the current state of play. Health Policy. 1996;37:53‐72. 24. Mogos MF, August EM, Salinas-Miranda AA, Sultan DH, Salihu HM. A Systematic Review of Quality of Life Measures in Pregnant and Postpartum Mothers. Appl Res Qual Life. 2013;8:219‐250. 25. Petrou S, Morrell J, Spiby H. Assessing the empirical validity of alternative multi- attribute utility measures in the maternity context. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2009;7:40. 26. Ware JESK, Kosinski M, Gandek B. The SF-36(R) Health Survey: Manual & Interpretation Guide. Lincoln, RI: Quality Metric; 1993. 27. Apolone G, Mosconi P. The Italian SF- 36 Health Survey: translation, validation and norming. J Clin Epidemiol. 1998;51:1025‐1036. 28. Blake C, Codd MB, O’Meara YM. The Short Form 36 (SF- 36) Health Survey: normative data for the Irish population. Ir J Med Sci. 2000;169:195‐200. 29. Brazier JE, Harper R, Jones NM, et al. Validating the SF- 36 health survey questionnaire: new outcome measure for primary care. BMJ. 1992;305:160‐164. 30. Bullinger M. German translation and psychometric testing of the SF- 36 Health Survey: preliminary results from the IQOLA Project. International Quality of Life Assessment. Soc Sci Med. 1995;41:1359‐1366. 31. Berger MLBK, Hedblom EC, Pashos CL, Torrance GW. Health care, cost, quality, and outcomes, 1st edn. New Jersey: International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research; 2003. 32. Grootendorst P. Censoring in statistical models of health status: what happens when one can do better than ‘1’. Qual Life Res. 2000;9:911‐914. 33. Drummond M. Introducing economic and quality of life measurements into clinical studies. Ann Med. 2001;33:344‐349. 34. Symon A, McGreavey J, Picken C. Postnatal quality of life assessment: validation of the Mother- Generated Index. BJOG. 2003;110:865‐868. 35. Setse R, Grogan R, Pham L, et al. Longitudinal study of depressive symptoms and health- related quality of life during pregnancy and after delivery: the Health Status in Pregnancy (HIP) study. Matern Child Health J. 2009;13:577‐587. 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 12 | FOBELETS ET aL. 36. Robert SA, Cherepanov D, Palta M, Dunham NC, Feeny D, Fryback DG. Socioeconomic status and age variations in health- related quality of life: results from the national health measurement study. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2009;64:378‐389. 37. Alghnam S, Schneider EB, Castillo RC. Insurance status and health- related quality- of- life disparities after trauma: results from a nationally representative survey in the US. Qual Life Res. 2016;25:987‐995. 38. Carlander AK, Andolf E, Edman G, Wiklund I. Health- related quality of life five years after birth of the first child. Sex Reprod Healthc. 2015;6:101‐107. 39. Lucas DN, Yentis SM, Kinsella SM, et al. Urgency of caesarean section: a new classification. J R Soc Med. 2000;93:346‐350.

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