Soc Sci Med 2006 Oct 15;63(7):1934-46. Epub 2006 Jun 15.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.
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Br J Health Psychol 2015 Feb 5;20(1):36-44. Epub 2014 Nov 5.
School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia.
Purpose: To discuss an example of mixed methods in health psychology, involving separate quantitative and qualitative studies of women's mental health in relation to miscarriage, in which the two methods produced different but complementary results, and to consider ways in which the findings can be integrated.
Methods: We describe two quantitative projects involving statistical analysis of data from 998 young women who had had miscarriages, and 8,083 who had not, across three waves of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. We also describe a qualitative project involving thematic analysis of interviews with nine Australian women who had had miscarriages. Read More
Br J Gen Pract 2006 Mar;56(524):198-205
East Somerset Research Consortium, West Coker, Somerset.
Background: Miscarriage affects around one in six pregnancies. Much research has taken place identifying the consequences of this for parents but is mainly quantitative. Of the limited qualitative studies, none have explored women's experiences of the methods of miscarriage management received. Read More
Int J Nurs Stud 2010 May 22;47(5):534-41. Epub 2009 Nov 22.
School of Health Science, Swansea University, United Kingdom.
Background: Early miscarriage has been conceptualised as loss and bereavement where nurses are urged to provide sympathetic, psychological care for women. However, the reality of women's experience is also about blood, 'dirt' and failure which are under explored in the literature.
Objective: To explore the management and care of women having an early miscarriage within a hospital setting. Read More
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017 02 8;17(1):60. Epub 2017 Feb 8.
School of Human and Social Sciences, University of West London, Paragon, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 9GA, UK.
Background: Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) may have profound psychological consequences for those involved. Evidence suggests that women's experience of care influences their psychological adjustment to TFA and that they greatly value compassionate healthcare. Caring for women in these circumstances presents challenges for health professionals, which may relate to their understanding of women's experience. Read More