Issue Contents

Volume 139, Issue Supplement S1

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Special Issue: Formative research and development of innovative tools for “Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty” (BOLD)
  • December 2017
  • Pages e1–e4, 1–73
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Formative research and development of innovative tools for “Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty” (BOLD). Guest Editor: Soo Downe. IJGO Supplement Editor: Elizabeth Stringer. This work was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction–a cosponsored program executed by the World Health Organization.

ISSUE INFORMATION

EDITORIAL

QUALITATIVE STUDIES

Defining quality of care during childbirth from the perspectives of Nigerian and Ugandan women: A qualitative study

Authors
Meghan A. Bohren, Musibau A. Titiloye, David Kyaddondo, Erin C. Hunter, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Özge Tunçalp, Josaphat Byamugisha, Akinpelu O. Olutayo, Joshua P. Vogel, A. Metin Gülmezoglu, et al
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139,
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4–16
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12378

Positive interpersonal relationships between women and providers during childbirth are critical components of good quality care. This includes providing supportive care, building rapport, and using positive and clear language.

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Healthcare providers’ perspectives on labor monitoring in Nigeria and Uganda: A qualitative study on challenges and opportunities

Authors
Fan Yang, Meghan A. Bohren, David Kyaddondo, Musibau A. Titiloye, Akinpelu O. Olutayo, Olufemi T. Oladapo, João Paulo Souza, A. Metin Gülmezoglu, Kidza Mugerwa, Bukola Fawole
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139,
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17–26
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12379

Healthcare providers face many challenges to effective monitoring of labor progress in low‐resource settings. This analysis presents potential opportunities to improve labor monitoring practices and tools in these contexts.

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The communication and emotional support needs to improve women's experience of childbirth care in health facilities in Southwest Nigeria: A qualitative study

Authors
Olubunmi A. Ojelade, Musibau A. Titiloye, Meghan A. Bohren, Akinpelu O. Olutayo, Adebimpe A. Olalere, Adesina Akintan, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Bukola Fawole
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139,
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27–37
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12380

Nigerian women value communication and support during childbirth, and practical and sustainable actions should be taken to ensure positive childbirth experiences.

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Expectations and needs of Ugandan women for improved quality of childbirth care in health facilities: A qualitative study

Authors
David Kyaddondo, Kidza Mugerwa, Josaphat Byamugisha, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Meghan A. Bohren
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139,
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38–46
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12405

Hope for a live baby motivates Ugandan women to seek facility‐based childbirth. Women expect effective communication, respect, kindness, and emotional support, but this can be limited by willingness/capacity to pay.

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CLINICAL ARTICLES

Negotiating quality standards for effective delivery of labor and childbirth care in Nigeria and Uganda

Authors
Olufemi T. Oladapo, Meghan A. Bohren, Bukola Fawole, Kidza Mugerwa, Olubunmi A. Ojelade, Musibau A. Titiloye, Francis E. Alu, Musana O. Mambya, Lawal Oyeneyin, Salim Bataale, et al
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139,
Pages:
47–55
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12398

By negotiating quality standards, health facilities and providers can be motivated to adopt a standard of care that upholds the values and preferences of both users and providers, while adhering to international best practices.

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Using a service design model to develop the “Passport to Safer Birth” in Nigeria and Uganda

Authors
Mariana Salgado, Melanie Wendland, Damaris Rodriguez, Meghan A. Bohren, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Olubunmi A. Ojelade, Adebimpe A. Olalere, Ronald Luwangula, Kidza Mugerwa, Bukola Fawole
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139,
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56–66
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12381

The service design model generates nuanced, human‐centered, and innovative solutions to improve maternity care experiences and outcomes in low‐resource settings.

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A service concept and tools to improve maternal and newborn health in Nigeria and Uganda

Authors
Mariana Salgado, Melanie Wendland, Damaris Rodriguez, Meghan A. Bohren, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Olubunmi A. Ojelade, Kidza Mugerwa, Bukola Fawole
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139,
Pages:
67–73
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12382

The “Better Beginnings” service concept and tools promote access to information and knowledge acquisition, and could improve communication between healthcare providers, women, and their families during childbirth.

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