CitationBerdichevsky, 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.
AbstractWe 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleHealth Care for Women International
Tucker, Christine M.