Since controlled breathing and relaxation exercises had proven to be helpful to women laboring at full term, it seemed that these techniques could be extended to women experiencing midtrimester abortions. A modified from of the Lamaze method of Psychoprophylaxis was taught to 15 midtrimester abortion patients. By using a questionnaire designed to elicit responses about the quality of nursing care received, their perceptions of nursing care were compared with those of a group of 15 midtrimester abortion patients who received only the routine nursing care. The group using breathing and relaxation exercises reported a significantly more positive experience.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing|
|State||Published - Nov 1976|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Critical Care
- Maternity and Midwifery