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Mozambican women's experience of labour pain

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dc.contributor.advisor Tjallinks, J.E. (Mrs.) en
dc.contributor.advisor Van der Wal, Dirk Mostert en
dc.contributor.author Vilakati, Cynthia Zodwa en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:53:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:53:12Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:53:12Z
dc.date.submitted 2003-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1452
dc.description.abstract The study sought to describe Mozambican women's experience of labour pain. The study sought to determine the manner in which labour pain is perceived and to determine the culturally acceptable behaviour of Mozambican women as they experience labour pain. The preferred pain relief measures and cultural practices and beliefs pertaining to labour pain by this cultural group were also studied. The major inferences drawn from this study are that during labour, Mozambican women mainly respond stoically to the experience of labour. They also exhibited different kinds of behaviour in response to labour pain, such as rubbing the painful site, tossing about in bed, and verbalisation. The implication of the study is that Swazi nurse-midwives should render culture congruent maternity care to the women during labour. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 126 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Qualitative en
dc.subject Phenomenological research en
dc.subject Perception en
dc.subject Labour pain en
dc.subject Intuiting en
dc.subject General pain en
dc.subject Exploratory research en
dc.subject Experience en
dc.subject Ethnic group en
dc.subject Descriptive en
dc.subject Contextual en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Bracketing en
dc.subject.ddc 618.409679
dc.subject.lcsh Childbirth -- Mozambique -- Cross cultural studies
dc.subject.lcsh Pain -- Treatment -- Mozambique
dc.title Mozambican women's experience of labour pain en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Health Studies) en


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