Interventions in reducing caesarean section in the world: A systematic review

Moradi, Farideh, Aryankhesal, Aidin ORCID:, Heidari, Mohammad, Soroush, Ali and Sadr, Sara Rahimi (2019) Interventions in reducing caesarean section in the world: A systematic review. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 26 (5). pp. 21-37. ISSN 1394-195X

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Caesarean section without medical indication imposes many problems to families, personnel and medical equipment causing some side effects to pregnant woman and foetus, compared to natural childbirth. The present study aimed to evaluate the interventions in reducing caesarean section in the world. This study was a systematic review using Embase, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, Magiran and SID databases and grey literature. All studies conducted during 2000–2018 were reviewed and finally the studies with inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected. A total of 19 studies were selected among 5,559 studies. The interventions conducted for reducing caesarean section included training the specialists and women by using Six Sigma method, changing the guidelines, reviewing the definition of natural childbirth various stages, encouraging the natural childbirth and expanding painless childbirth. All interventions were divided into educational strategy and managerial strategy. The interventions can be implemented to change the behaviour of physicians and attitude of pregnant women in order to reduce caesarean section. In this regard, the authorities are recommended to make more efforts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: caesarean section,childbirth,pregnant women,medicine(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700
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Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 10:30
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 14:13
DOI: 10.21315/mjms2019.26.5.3

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