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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Process evaluation for OptiBIRTH, a randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention designed to increase rates of vaginal birth after caesarean section
Authors: Healy, Patricia
Smith, Valerie
Savage, Gerard
Clarke, Mike
Devane, Declan
Gross, Mechthild Maria
Morano, Sandra
Daly, Deirdre
Grylka, Susanne
Nicoletti, Jane
Sinclair, Marlene
Maguire, Rebekah
Carroll, Margaret
Begley, Cecily
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3494
Published in: Trials
Volume(Issue): 19
Issue: 9
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: BioMed Central
ISSN: 1745-6215
Language: English
Subjects: Complex intervention; Ethnography; Fidelity; Midwifery; Process evaluation; Randomised controlled trial; VBAC
Subject (DDC): 618: Gynecology, obstetrics and midwifery
Abstract: Complex interventions encompassing several interconnecting and interacting components can be challenging to evaluate. Examining the underlying trial processes while an intervention is being tested can assist in explaining why an intervention was effective (or not). This paper describes a process evaluation of a pan-European cluster randomised controlled trial, OptiBIRTH (undertaken in Ireland, Italy and Germany), that successfully used both quantitative and qualitative methods to enhance understanding of the underlying trial mechanisms and their effect on the trial outcome.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Midwifery (IHB)
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