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Acceptance of a New Technology for Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage: A Qualitative Study from Rural Mexico

Citation

Berdichevsky, Karla; Tucker, Christine M.; Martinez, Alberto; & Miller, Suellen (2010). Acceptance of a New Technology for Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage: A Qualitative Study from Rural Mexico. Health Care for Women International, 31(5), 444-457.

Abstract

We conducted a qualitative study to explore responses to a low-technology first-aid device for management of life-threatening obstetric hemorrhage in rural health facilities in Mexico. This entailed in-depth, semistructured interviews with clinical and administrative staff (n = 70) involved in pilot studies of the nonpneumatic antishock garment (NASG) at primary health care facilities and rural hospitals. We found that staffs' response fell into four categories: owning, doubting, resisting, and rejecting. Overall, there were positive reactions to the garment as a relevant technology for saving women's lives. Findings will be used for future implementation of the garment and other new technologies.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399330903518491

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2010

Journal Title

Health Care for Women International

Author(s)

Berdichevsky, Karla
Tucker, Christine M.
Martinez, Alberto
Miller, Suellen